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Volume 46
Number 3
Winter 1992
Board of Management
Elected Members
Martin Glynn,
BA(Hons), MBA76
Past President
David Coulson,
BCom76, LLB'80
Sr. Vice President
Jim Stich, BSc71, DMD75
Ron Orr, BCom'80
Members-at-Large '91-'93
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Joan Webster, BRE'80
Members-at-Large '92-'94
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Cary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Assistant Editor
Dale Fuller
Pat Higinbotham
Fred Hume
Zoe Landale
Paula Martin
Marjorie Simmins
With many new buildings going up at
UBC, familiar vistas are being
replaced with new visions. This shot
shows a detail of the railings at the
northwest corner of the new David
Lam Management Research Centre,
with a view into the skylights of
Trekkers restaurant. The old
bookstore once stood on this site, as
did the Bus Stop Cafe. Photo by
Chris Petty.
Professors Emeriti
UBC's retired professors are getting together
for socializing, education and advocacy
The Calling of a Dream
The First Nations House of Learning
Longhouse brings a new vision to UBC
Working Together
The Alumni Association and the University
form stronger links
Athletic Hall of Fame
The men and women who pioneered sports at
UBC are finally getting the honors they deserve
Trekkers Restaurant
New food and a new style at
the old Bus Stop Cafe site
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is
published 3 times
annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., \I6T
1Z1. It is distributed free to all
graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education
Printed in Canada
by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
Alumni News
Martin Glynn's Column
David Strangway's Column
UBC's New Chancellor
Class Acts
30 ♦ Message   from   Martin   Glynn
Activity has been high this summer and fall at
the Association as we celebrated our 75th
Anniversary. We had 27 reunions over this
anniversary year, with many of them held
during Homecoming. We held
events at a number of branches
in North America and overseas,
and I had the pleasure of meeting with alumni in Hong Kong
recently. The sense of connection
to UBC is strong,and the level of
participation in the branch there
is impressive.
I also attended an event in
Victoria on November 23rd, and
was pleased to note the number of members of the
Legislative Assembly who are also members of the UBC
Alumni Association. You will find reports on many of our
branch, division and reunion events in this issue of The
One of our key activities over the summer was working on the nomination process for the new chancellor. Our
nomination committee unanimously endorsed Robert Lee
for chancellor, and since no other candidates came forward, he is now chancellor-elect. Mr. Lee has a long
tradition of service to UBC, and it will be a privilege to
work with him in the coming years. You will find more
information on our new chancellor on page 9.
The university is moving ahead well on all fronts, but
there are some troubling issues on the horizon. The most
serious of these is the fact that the university turned
away more than 3,000 qualified applicants this year, with
other universities and colleges in B.C. experiencing similar
overcrowding. What exacerbates this problem is British
Columbia's chronically low post secondary participation
rate, which is second lowest nationally after Newfoundland.
Accessibility to post-secondary education will be an
important element in maintaining British Columbia's
economic strength over the long term, and is a key
challenge for the current provincial government which has,
as we all know, limited fiscal manoeuvrability.
Our ongoing discussions with the university on our
new working relationship are progressing well. An article
on page 1 7 outlines work to date.
I would like to thank our staff, board members and
volunteers for their hard work during this celebratory
Martin Glynn, President, UBC Alumni Association
New    Dean
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Dr.  Marcia Boyd  has been
appointed dean  pro tern of
Dentistry and  is the first
woman to head a dental
faculty in Canada.  She will
serve the balance of current dean Paul Robertson's
term until July,  1 994.
Robertson  has taken a
deanship at the University
of Washington.
Boyd  received  her DDS
from the  University of
Alberta in  1 969. After
graduation,  she  practised
dentistry with the  Inuit in
the eastern Arctic and later
worked with children  in the
Vancouver Metropolitan
Health  Department.
She  became a member
of the dental faculty in
1972. She teaches  in the
senior dental clinic and  has
served as assistant dean  in
the faculty.
To augment her research   interests  in  educational  issues,  she took a
master's degree in  Education at UBC in   1 979. She
received the Canadian
Dental Association's Award
of Merit in   1 989 for her
contribution to dental
admissions and
The Faculty of Commerce
and  Business Administration
has been  ranked first in
Social  Sciences  and  Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC) operating grants.  It
received a total of
$356,000 for nine grants
during the  1992-1995 term.
Commerce grants
include work such as
William Ziemba's  investigation of Japanese land and
stock prices,    how Japanese
land  prices affect the world
economy,  and John  Ries'
investigation of Japanese
foreign  investment strategies in North America.
The faculty has  been
ranked first by this scale
for four years  running.
Second  place this year was
Western, with grants totalling  $312,000.
The UBC Armories is due for
demolition early in 1993 to
make way for a new creative
arts centre. In recent years the
building has been used as a
storage area and a makeshift
gym. During the war, though,
the Armories was the centre
of life for many UBC students.
Do you remember those
days? Some are suggesting
that a time capsule be put
together filled with memorabilia of the Armories from its
opening in 1941. Send us your
favorite story and/or memories, and we will pass them
along to the right people.
UBC Alumni Chronicle,  Winter   1992 NEWS
World-renowned portraitist Cyril Leeper spent a month at Cecil
Green Park this September painting the official portrait of
outgoing Chancellor Les Peterson. Staff and volunteers got the
rare opportunity to watch a master at work, as the artist turned
the bare canvas into a dramatic work of art. Leeper, who
worked just outside our editorial offices in that part of Cecil
Green Park known as "The Minstrel's Gallery," claims that the
painting of Peterson is one of his best ever. We're no judge of
portrait art, but the painting certainly did look good to us. Dr.
Peterson is, as you can see, as pleased as can be. Leeper is off
to England soon to paint the official portraits of Queen Elizabeth
and Prince Andrew.
Board    Nominations   Open
Election materials for next year's Board of Directors will be
included in our next issue. The senior vice president, treasurer
and three members at large will be elected.
The senior VP serves for one year, then becomes president
for a one year term. Members at large serve for two years.
Any UBC grad is eligible to run. If you are interested, please
send us your name, address, degree and year with a short statement about why you wish to serve. Please include the names and
signatures of 5 UBC grads. For more information, please call us
at (604) 822-3313.
The deadline for
nominations is 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 11, 1993.
Send nominations to: The
Returning Officer 6251  Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver,
B.C., V6T 1Z1.
Message from  David Strangway
Canadian universities have gone through some remark
able changes in the past 10 years. In the '60s and 70s,
UBC and other universities saw themselves as separate
from the rest of society, able to set their own agendas and
priorities. Many were seen as "ivory
towers," withdrawn from the harsh
realities ofthe world.
Those days, fortunately, are gone
forever. Now universities are reaching
out to alumni, government and the
broader society for support, direction
and funding. Because we are supported
by tuition fees and by taxpayers, we
have an obligation to keep the community up-to-date about what's happening
at this university.
What we seek from our alumni is informed support. Keeping a
dialogue between the university and its graduates is, to me, one ofthe
toughest challenges facing any alumni association. But the pattern of
alumni support has changed dramatically. Before, UBC's alumni could be
considered one homogeneous group. That's not the case any more. We
have a large group of senior grads, those who graduated forty and fifty
years ago, who relate strongly to the university they knew. We also have
a large group of recent grads who remain attached to UBC through their
specific school, faculty or club. Both these groups have boundless
enthusiasm for UBC, and they show it through attendance at reunions
and events, and through their support of our fundraising initiatives.
The most difficult group to reach is the one in the middle, those
grads who are raising families, keeping their careers moving and paying
the mortgage. They are the ones, because of their expectations for their
children, who have the greatest stake in UBC's future development. The
most successful alumni organizations are the ones that can keep that
group informed and involved.
The discussions we have had with the Alumni Association over the
past few months have been extremely valuable. It has been essential for
us to examine both our mutual and individual goals and expectations,
and to realign the fit. What UBC needs is an alumni association that
understands the overall goals of the university, and that designs its
programs to support them. There has never been any doubt that our
Alumni Association is fully supportive of UBC. We are developing
programs in tandem designed to involve more alumni in the university,
and are forging new links between Association staff and university
UBC, like all modern universities, changes to adapt to new challenges
and opportunities. Its graduates, who have a stake in maintaining a
strong, progressive university, must be informed, interested and
involved. The Alumni Association and UBC's administration are committed to working together to make that happen.
David Strangway, President, UBC
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
Denver, Colorado
Dr. and Mrs. Strangway were
guests at a reception held for
alumni at the Brown Palace
Hotel on September 21, 1992.
Alumni heard about two new
UBC programs, Education
Abroad and Centres of Excellence.
The Education Abroad
program supports internationalization of the campus by
providing one-on-one student
exchanges with universities in
the USA, Asia, and Europe,
and the Centres of Excellence
program links researchers with
industry and government
projects. UBC has 55 researchers involved in 1 2 projects
and leads Canadian universities in Centres of Excellence
federal government grants.
Los Angeles
UBC alumni living in greater
L.A. celebrated the Association's 75th anniversary and
Canada's 125th birthday at
the official residence of the
Canadian Consul General, Reg
Dorrett. The reception was co-
hosted by the consul general
and the Alumni Association,
and attended by alumni,
representatives from B.C.'s
trade delegation and special
guests, B.C. Premier Mike
Harcourt, Dr. and Mrs.
Strangway and the Association's V.P. Dr. Jim Stich.
Consulate staff, Deputy
Consul General Jack Kepper,
Consul and Trade Commissioner Doug Patterson, Lise
Gauthier and branch representatives Dr. Hartley and Mrs.
Turpin worked hard to make
this event a great success.
Powell River
Dr. and Mrs. Strangway were
extended warm Powell River
hospitality during their visit on
September 24th. They attended a Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Dr.
Strangway, in his keynote
address, told chamber members how UBC is positioning
itself for the 21st century.
After the day's meetings,
alumni and their guests
enjoyed a reception and
dinner at the Beach Gardens
Resort. President Strangway
spoke to alumni on the
"Issues and Concerns Facing
Your University," and responded to alumni questions.
A special thank you to Stewart
Alsgard, UBC senator, and Dr.
Cam Hobson for assisting the
Alumni Association in organizing the event.
Commerce grads came out to
a dinner meeting in Calgary in
October to hear Dean Michael
Goldberg speak on business
opportunities in Asia, and how
the faculty can be a bridge to
those opportunities.
Goldberg explained that
educational institutions are
highly regarded in many Asian
countries, and that projects
BC Premier
Mike Harcourt
and Senior V.P
of the Alumni
Association Jim
Stich at the
Los Angeles
reception which
was co-hosted
by the Canadian Consul
General in LA
and the Alumni
initiated through universities
often have a greater chance of
success than those organized
through business. The Commerce faculty has set up
exchange programs with many
Asian countries that help
Canadian business bridge the
gap between East and West.
Commerce is planning to
offer exchange workshops in
the near future. Participants
will learn about the exchange
country, then spend two
weeks in the country meeting
with business people and
university administrators.
If you are interested in
getting involved in future
Calgary chapter events or
would like to set up a similar
function with a particular
faculty, please contact
Anthony Chin, (403) 247-0126.
San Francisco
The 6th Annual All Canadian-
American Universities Alumni
Dinner will be held on February 5, 1993 in San Francisco.
The evening has become a
tradition that brings together
alumni from universities
throughout Canada and their
friends and business associates from across California
and Nevada.
The Canadian American
Chamber of Commerce of
Northern California is sponsoring the event. Co-sponsors are
the Canadian Consulate, the
Pacific Central Canadian
Studies Consortium, the
Canadian Women's Club of the
San Francisco Bay Area and
Canadian university alumni
UBC alumni living in the
greater San Francisco area will
receive invitations to the event
in early January.
199 2
Homecoming week began in
grand campus tradition with
the Homecoming parade.
Pharmacy, Aggies and Engineers displayed their spirit in
time-honoured ways: the
Pharmacists threw pills, the
Aggies mocked the Engineers
and the Geers were their usual
rowdy selves. The Alumni
Association entered a vintage
limousine (courtesy of board
member Stan Knight) that led
the parade through campus
and dispensed alumni souvenirs along the way. Once
again, the Engineers won the
spirit award despite determined opposition.
Stan Knight stands ready to drive
his 1959 Cadillac limousine in the
Homecoming Parade.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
A special lunch was held on September 25 to honour grads from
1916-1930. Shown here are (I) Catherine Rees, Arts '23 and (r)
Mary Lade, Arts'26, pointing out their photos in the Totem.
Great Trek Remembered
On September 25, members of
the classes of 1917 to 1930
gathered at lunch to celebrate
the 70th anniversary of the
Great Trek. Visitors came from
as far away as New Jersey.
Mark Kurschner, chair of the
Homecoming Committee, was
M.C. David Strangway spoke,
expressing his pleasure at the
opportunity to meet with
alumni and former students
whose persistence helped
establish UBC at Point Grey.
Blue and Gold Classic
On September 26 the UBC
Thunderbirds defeated the
Saskatchewan's Huskies by 37
to 1 7. The Homecoming Game
was broadcast live on TSN.
Great Trekker Award
Later that day, admirers
and friends of John Turner
gathered at SUB to present
John with the  1 992  Great
Trekker Award.    Evelyn  Lett
BA'17,  spoke of her recollections of John Turner as a
young  man.  His mother,
Phyllis G. Ross, was a
chancellor of UBC  and  a
recipient of the same
award in  1 954. In his
response, Mr. Turner
spoke with nostalgia of
his years at UBC and of his
hope for the future,  reminding the audience of
the value of public service
and the spirit of giving of
ourselves in shaping the
Phys Ed: Arts '20
Phys Ed and Rec placed
2nd in the Arts '20 race, in
the Alumni Men's category.
We had 4 men and 4 women
on the team: Andy Nemeth
'67, Chris Loat '88, Kim
McElroy '87, Rhonda Whamsley
'91, Alec Black '89, Sabrena
Wilson '90, Antoinette Klawer
'86, Mila Adams '89.
We all had a lot of fun
and were impressed by the
fine organization by Intramurals. Thanks to everyone
who participated and Barb
Harvey who helped organize
our team.
Alumni came from around the
world in record numbers this
year to participate in class
reunions. Each class has its
own unique set of UBC
memories defining their years
at UBC, but some themes run
throughout each: good people,
good memories and "good
heavens, you haven't changed
a bit."
These are some of the
classes that came together in
the fall of 1 992 to renew
friendships and toast the old
The Class of '32
Gwendolyne (Hutton) Alcock
came from Australia for '32's
60th held on September 3rd.
Others came from California,
Ontario, Alberta and every
corner of B.C. The 44 attending members had lunch at
Cecil Green Park, toured UBC
by bus, then had a reception
hosted by President and Mrs.
Strangway.    Reunion chairperson Tom Brown gave everyone
an opportunity to share
memories with their classmates. Mrs. Alcock said,
"Everywhere I go, I am known
and perceived as a woman
who is certainly old enough to
be a grandmother.    But when I
spend time with all of you, I
am a girl again.   You remember me as the young person I
was, and still am, at heart!"
The Class of 1942
'Forty-two grads celebrated 50
years with a dinner, a campus
bustourand lunch on the Homecoming weekend. Revellers sang
a rousing chorus of "Hail UBC"
and Elspeth (Munro) Gardner, an
active debater during her time
at UBC, delivered the toast:
"The UBC we knew is not the
UBC we see. Half a century ago
when we graduated in the Class
of '42, we left behind a village.
Now we are revisiting a town,
perhaps even a small city. Fifty
years ago as students we knew
every building and every corner
of our campus and its wide open
spaces. Tomorrow morning we
will take a guided bus tour to
discover just what is here. Back
in 1942 any one of us could
readily name all the faculties of
the university. This evening,
hardly any of us could do that.
Yes, the university has grown
and changed. But something
remains unchanged, something
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
Joe Gardner BA'40, MA'42,
tour guide for the Class of
'32, stands beside the old
trolley bus used on its tour.
that we who graduated in 1942
have in common with all those
graduates who came before us
and all those who have come after.
We have a kind of love for this
place, because for some very
important and unforgettable
years, the University of British
Columbia was the centre of our
young lives. We are all part of
theuniversity and the university
is a part of all of us. We hope
that it will long continue to flourish and to welcome back its graduates. To UBC."
'82 Medicine:   With children,
golf clubs and ball gloves on
board, this class headed for
Whistler for a reception,
brunch, golf, dinner and dance
and a family picnic. The class
will do it again in five years.
'52 Applied Science:   The
dinner at the Faculty Club on
September 1 2 and Sunday
brunch at the Golf Club were
declared resounding successes.
Thirty-five class members,
spouses and guests came from
as far away as Quebec and
'82 Home Economics:   An
enthusiastic group came
The Class of 1972 Law
In 1972, this class held a banquet at the Bayshore Inne
to mark the end of their years of UBC toil. When it came
time to toast the class, Wilson Rutherford rose and, defying
the refined behaviour of his peers, poured his beer into his
cowboy boot and drank to the health of his fellow classmates and the glory of their alma mater.
This year the class gathered at the Law Courts Inn.
Reunion chair Robert Hungerford spoke to the group and recalled the event as "the grossest thing I've ever witnessed."
Wilson Rutherford, who was there, rose, poured his wine into
his shoe and drank the contents, showing once again the
ageless relationship of lawyers, their feet and their mouths.
together for lunch at the new
Waterfront Centre Hotel on
September 1 9th and enjoyed
catching up with their fellow
'67 Rehab Medicine:   Grads
came from all around including England and Ontario to
catch up on the past 2 5 years.
They were joined at their
dinner by four former instructors, and toured the School of
Rehab Medicine for an update
on new facilities.
'47 Applied Science:    Dr.
Harry Warren, BA'26, BASc'27,
DSc'78 (Honorary) addressed
grads who came from as far
away as England, New York,
Massachusetts and Ontario.
Dr. Warren is their only
surviving prof. The group
enjoyed a wonderful evening
of reminiscing and sharing
stories at Cecil Green Park.
'52 Commerce:   Together
again after 40 years, this class
enjoyed a wonderful evening
over dinner at the Faculty
Club in October. Six class
members travelled from
Ontario to be present. Plans
are afoot for a repeat in five
'82 MBA:    Sunset and a
salmon barbecue feted MBAs
at Cecil Green Park on October 9th.   Grads came from
B.C., Ontario, Manitoba and
Alberta, and caught up with
each other and eight former
'72 Medicine:   Grads flocked
to Semi-ah-moo Resort in
Blaine in October for a
weekend of events that
included academic presentations by class members. One
observant grad noted that
attendees took seats in the
same classroom configuration
of 20 years ago!   This class
lost one of its most respected
members, Dr. Geoffrey Cragg,
a month before its reunion.
'67 Medicine:   The class
revived Friday Night Weepers
and held a series of weekend
events to bring them back in
touch with one another, the
Medical School and the
university. Everyone had so
much fun that the next
reunion is already being
planned with Hong Kong as
the venue!   Class member and
Alumni Association stalwart
Dr. Anthony Cheng practices
in Hong Kong and has offered
to help with planning.
'67 Engineers:    Known for
their stunts 2 5 years ago, the
engineers returned on October
23rd for a most civilized
reunion complete with a
classical quartet to entertain.
It was a wonderful evening of
conversation and mingling
with no shortage of storytelling for good measure.
Only lacking was a rousing
chorus of   "We are, We are,
We are the Engineers..."
'72 Pharmacy:   A very successful dinner was held on
October 24th with class
members in attendance from
all over B.C.   A good time was
had by all, and plans are
already afoot for their next
reunion in five years.
Alpha Delta Pi
On October 21, 1992, the Beta
Kappa chapter of the Alpha
Delta Pi Sorority Alumnae
Association held its AGM for
the first time in years. The
group established goals of
strengthening ties with the
collegiate chapter and sponsoring many social activities
for both the alumnae and
collegiate group.
Please contact Ann
McCutcheon, president of the
Alumnae Association, at (604)
669-3725 if you want to get
Brian Canfield, president and
CEO of BC Tel, and Commerce
Dean Michael Goldberg shared
the spotlight at the October
27th Distinguished Speakers
Luncheon held at the Hotel
Vancouver. The event was co-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
New   Chancellor   Elected
Members of the Beta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi division,
with President Ann McCutcheon on the far right of the back row.
hosted by the Vancouver
Board of Trade, UBC's Faculty
of Commerce and the Commerce Division.
Canfield gave the noon
hour address "Telecommunications: A Tool for Canadian
Competitiveness," and
Goldberg received the Honorary Alumni Award presented
by Martin Glynn, president of
the Alumni Association.
A special thanks to local
firms Campney - Murphy,
Barristers and Solicitors, and
Arthur Anderson & Company
for co-sponsoring the event.
On Thursday, September 24,
1992, the UBC Faculty of
Forestry hosted an evening
barbecue and research presentation for Forestry alumni and
other delegates attending the
Canadian Institute of Forestry
AGM at the Hotel Vancouver.
Nearly 100 people turned out
for the barbecue and stayed
to hear Dr. John McLean,
associate dean of Forestry
Graduate Studies and Research, introduce several
research projects from each of
the faculty's three departments.
Geography Homecoming
Events at this year's Geography Homecoming included the
Geography Alumni Alliance
AGM, a homecoming barbecue
and a triumphant showing by
the Geography Alumni Arts '20
Relay team.
Highlights of the AGM
included the election of a new
board and recognition of the
10- and 25-year reunion
classes. Professor Emeritus
Lew Robinson presented
alumni with recognition pins.
Monica Klassen and Kathleen
Laird-Burns were welcomed as
new board members, and the
Distinguished Geographer
award was presented to David
Podmore in recognition of his
contributions to the profession
of geography.
Grads reminisced afterwards about the wonder years
while nibbling on a "Geo-
Burger" at the barbecue.
Next day, alumni Globetrotters showed their mettle
when their Arts '20 Relay
team won second place in the
professor, staff and alumni
group. The Globetrotters know
they will win first place next
year and challenge other
divisions to prove them wrong.
The Alliance would like to
Robert H. Lee, BCom'56, has
been elected chancellor by
acclamation. He will be
installed as UBC's
14th chancellor on
May 28, and will
assume office on June
25, 1993, succeeding
Leslie R. Peterson,
Q.C, who has served
since 1987.
Lee is president
of Prospero International Realty and
holds many
including the Rick
Hansen Man in
Motion Tour Society, the
Vancouver Board of Trade
and the Wall Financial
He currently chairs the
Vancouver Asian Advisory
Panel of the Bank of Montreal and was recently
appointed to a three-year
term on the B.C. Police
He has been involved
with UBC for many years.
He has served two terms as
a member of the Board of
Governors, and serves on
the leadership committee of
the World of Opportunity
campaign. He was a major
donor to that campaign,
providing support for the
David Lam Management
Research Centre.
In  1990, he received
the Order of B.C. in recognition of his outstanding ,
achievements and service to
the province.
Lee's wife Lily and
children Carol, Derek,
Leslie and Graham are all
graduates of UBC.
The Alumni Associa
tion's Board of Directors
was involved in the selection of Robert Lee as a
candidate for chancellor.
The chancellor is
elected every three years
by Convocation. Alumni are
also asked to elect 11
convocation senators to sit
on the Senate, which is the
university's supreme academic body.
The Alumni Association
is active in selecting
candidates to run for
Senate and for chancellor.
They look for people who
have achieved significant
success in their careers and
who have a record of
service to UBC.
All alumni will receive a
ballot for electing the 11
senators early in the new
year. The ballot information
witl include information on
each candidate, giving
grads the opportunity to
make informed choices.
The men and women
who serve on Senate make
decisions that can affect
the university for years to
come. Please select those
individuals you think will
most benefit the university.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
thank the President's Allocations Committee for the grant
award in support of Homecoming events.
We are happy to announce that the Alliance's
scholarship fund is now close
to endowing a second annual
This fall, the Alliance will
launch a mentor program to
link students with alumni for
career guidance and counselling. Also, the Geography
Alumni Directory is nearly
finished. It will be distributed
to all Geography alumni in the
Spring '93 Geogramme
On Thursday, September 24,
1992, students and faculty of
the UBC MBA/MSc program
hosted the official opening of
the Peter Lusztig Lounge in
the Henry Angus Building.
Following an introduction by
CGS President Karen Wilkinson,
Peter Bentley, CEO of Canfor
Corporation and long-time
associate of Dr. Lusztig,
dedicated the lounge. Dean
Goldberg spoke briefly after
the ribbon was cut.
The opening was well
attended by alumni from
various years and also served
as an opportunity for alumni
to express interest in rejuvenating the MBA/MSc Alumni
Division. Following the lounge
opening, alumni were invited
to join the Commerce Alumni
Division Homecoming reception in the David Lam Management Research Centre and to
tour the new facilities.
A rare (for this year) rainstorm
disrupted golfers only slightly
at this year's annual Medical
Alumni Golf Tournament
September 24 at the University
Golf Course. Everyone dried
out at the dinner/awards
ceremony later in the evening.
Owen Yoshida won low
net with his best ever round
(74 gross, 59 net), and he
plans to have his card
bronzed. Ron Hancock was low
gross with a 73, two better
than John Zohrab's 75.
Women's winner was Eva
Cairns with a 93 gross, net
Next year's tournament
will be held on September 23,
1993 at the University Golf
The Annual Medical Ball
will be held on February 13,
1 993 at the Hotel Vancouver.
Tickets are $65 for faculty and
$40 for students. Call the
Alumni Association, 822-3313
for more information.
Music Alumni Homecoming
Fifty-seven Music alumni,
spouses, family, faculty and
undergraduates took part in
Homecoming beginning with
the Arts '20 Relay. Some
participants even pushed
children in strollers to make
the race more challenging
(Katherine Headrick and her
daughter, Sally, and Grace
McNab and her son, Sai).
Conductor James
Fankhauser led The Chamber
Singers through a varied
program featuring several
arrangements by Cortland
Hultberg. La Chacuterie did a
fine job catering food for the
The "bring your instrument back to UBC" portion of
the program was dropped due
to a lack of participants. Most
of our instrumentalists are
teachers, and September is a
difficult month for them. We
would like to re-schedule this
event for next August. Let us
know if you are interested.
The Music Alumni Division
is grateful for an event grant
from the President's Allocations Committee. Without an
operating budget it is difficult
to spread the word on events
to alumni; one mailing costs
us approximately $700.
If you would like to be
contacted for the next get-
together, call the Alumni
Association at (604) 822-3313
and leave your name and
phone number for the Music
Alumni event list. We will
contact you. We hope to have
one event every year just to
renew acquaintances and see
what's new in Music at UBC.
The Nursing Alumni Division
hosted a Homecoming brunch
at Cecil Green Park on September 20, 1992. Division VP
Linda Gomez presented 10-
year alumni with a commemorative pin. Special guests were
six reps from the 1993 grad
class and Marilyn Willman,
director of the School of
Nursing. The delicious brunch
was organized by Roberta
Swanson, and Glynnis Zilm
gave a talk highlighting the
history of nursing in British
The school marks its 75th
anniversary in 1994. Exciting
plans, including the publication of a book on the history
of nursing in B.C., are
underway to celebrate this
important milestone.
The school sponsored the
annual Marion Woodward
public lecture in October.
Former mayor of Ottawa and
MP Marion Dewar, R.N., B.S.N.,
Nursing alumni who received
their 10-year pin at the
Homecoming brunch.
addressed nurses, health care
professionals and the general
public on "Nursing in the 21st
Century: Building Healthy
Communities." Prior to the
lecture, nursing alumni held
their annual pot luck dinner.
Call the Divisions coordinator at the Alumni Association, (604) 822-3313 for more
Champagne and orange juice
kicked off Pharmacy's Homecoming '92 brunch and AGM
on September 26, 1992 at the
Faculty Club. Organizers kept
formal proceedings to a
minimum leaving alumni and
faculty time to share news.
Sunny Loo, retiring division
president, received a special
thanks for his fine leadership
during the past year after
passing the gavel to newly
elected president, Barbara
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehab Medicine scheduled
three events for this year's
The 10-year reunion for
the class of '82 was held on
Friday, September 25 at Susie
Oliver's. Everyone enjoyed an
evening of desserts, appetizers, plenty of wine and
catching up with their classmates and showing off family
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 NEWS
photos. Out-of-towners came from Seattle,
Nanaimo, Pemberton, Clearwater and
The alumni, faculty, student and
family BBQ was held Saturday, September
26 at the UBC Botanical Garden. We spent
the afternoon eating and socializing until
4 p.m. Door prizes of movie passes,
nachos at the Fogg and Sudds, and a
bottle of wine were given to seven lucky
winners. The weather was sunny and
perfect for a stroll through the gardens
too! We all had a great time.
The 25-year reunion for the Class of
'67 was also held on September 26. The
class took a tour of the school and
followed with a reception and dinner at
the Faculty Club.
Sigma Tau Chi
On the evening of September 23,  1992,
more than 50 members of Sigma Tau Chi,
the UBC Men's Honorary Society, gathered
at Cecil Green Park for its AGM. This
meeting was postponed from the spring,
its usual time, because of labour unrest
on the campus.
One new member, Don Wells, was
inducted during the meeting. The featured
speaker was Dr. Tom Perry, minister of
Advanced Education in B.C. Dr. Perry
shared with members the experience he
has gained in his first year in the portfolio. Later in Homecoming Week, a Sigma
Tau Chi member, former prime minister
John Turner, received the Great Trekker
Award from the Alma Mater Society.*'
Call   for   1993
The Awards Committee is calling for nominations for the following awards:
Alumni Award of Distinction
Honorary Alumnus Award
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award
Faculty Citation
The nomination deadline is December 31,
1992. For more information, or to receive
a nomination form, please call our office
at (604) 822-3313.
Once again the University Is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes to
faculty members. The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence in teaching for 1993.
Alumni are encouraged to bring their suggestions for teaching prize winners to the attention of the
head of the department, the director of the School or the Chair of the programme in which the insruc-
tor is teaching.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open lo faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC. The three
years include 1992-3.
Criteria: The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced,
graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the Head of
the Department, the Director of the School, or the Chair of the programme in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students, alumni, or faculty, and
they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of
nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of Arts in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
Deadlines: The deadline for submission of nominations to Departments, Schools or Programmes, is
29 January 1993.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring
Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or call Associate Dean of Arts,
Dr. Sherrill Grace at 822-9121.
Is there a child in your life whose future is
important to you?
The Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan can help.
Anna Marie Van Den Heuvel's
father started a registered
education savings plan with CST
when Anna Marie was 5 years
old. Today, Anna Marie is a
student at the University of
British Columbia. She says:
"The Canadian Scholarship
Trust Plan has helped make
post-secondary studies a reality
for me. It has helped me to pay
all my educational expenses up
to now without a student loan."
Anna Marie's father made a wise
decision. With CST, his money
was tax-sheltered, secure and he
received an excellent 15% return
on his investment*.
The Canadian Scholarship Trust
Plan was founded in 1960
specifically to help people like
you provide for the children you
care about.
For more information, please call:
•Based on 1991 figures
200-240 Duncan Mill Rd., Don Mills, Ontario, M3B3PI
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992
11 flew Division
Retired Profs
in the Saddle
by Chris Petty
One afternoon in October, I attended a lecture on the
feminist interpretation of history. The room was full of
men and women with PhDs, and I expected a delightful
explosion. There's no heat quite like the heat that emanates from a learned discussion, especially when that discussion
promises contention.
Imagine my disappointment, then, when nothing at all
erupted except a string of interested questions, imagine, too, my
dismay when everyone clapped at the end in a display of obvious enjoyment. "Are they humans or are they PhDs," I wondered.
It turns out they're both. They are members of the Professors
Emeriti Division of the Alumni Association, and they were
gathered together for one of the four meetings they hold
annually. It would be hard to find a more interesting group of
men and women anywhere on campus and, fortunately, they
hold their meetings right here at Cecil Green Park.
Teaching After Retirement
Some retired professors still have access to office space on
campus, since many still lecture and conduct research. That
service is free, of course: people aged 65 and over are
required to retire at UBC. Robinson, for instance, gives 20
to 25 lectures a year for free. He says, "I like students, I like
teaching. I'm having fun. I don't need to be paid for it. I've
spent my entire working life doing something I loved. I told
them in my retirement speech that the truth is I would have
done it for nothing. Wisely, I told them that too late."
The current rule is that a person can lecture for pay for
only two years after retirement. The division, in its function
as advocate, is arguing for change. Administration agrees
in principle, but it will take more negotiations to change
the ruling.
Professors Emeriti Division
founders in departmental
photos taken in the 1960s.
Top left, Joe Katz,
right, Lew Robinson,
bottom Robert Clark.
The Professors Emeriti Division was the brainchild of three
retired UBC professors, Joe Katz, education, Robert Clark,
economics, and Lew Robinson, geography. One of their
motivations for forming a group was to gain access to the
university's medical and dental plans. Retired faculty were
dropped from the plan and were required to cover their own
medical and dental costs.
They got together early in 1988 to establish the group and
find a meeting space. Neither the Faculty Association nor the
administration was able to help, so Joe Katz approached the
Alumni Association. Since the Association already had a
structure that serviced organized groups (the Divisions'
Council), it was a natural fit. The Association altered its constitution to allow associate members, and the Professors Emeriti
Division was born.
Joe Katz died soon after he, Robinson and Clark organized
the first meeting of retired professors. "Joe was the driving
force behind the division," says Robinson. "He wrote the letters
and talked to everyone. He did it." Robinson carried on as
president of the new division.
Katz, Robinson and Clark thought it was important for
retired professors to have a meeting place on campus, a place
where they could talk to fellow scholars, meet with students,
study, read and work. They also felt strongly that retired
professors needed a voice, a group to lobby the university on
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 "The diuision is unique in that it prouides retired
faculty with an aduocacy uoice on campus and a
place in the affairs of the university."
their behalf. The Alumni Association has given the group access
to Cecil Green Park for meetings of its executives and for its
general meetings until permanent space can be found. Staff at
the Association provides limited office help such as typing and
distributing a newsletter. Says Clark, "We owe a debt of gratitude to the Alumni Association for providing us with a place to
meet, access to office functions and for the quality of service we
get. They are unfailingly good, regardless of whom we've had to
deal with."
But space is an ongoing problem. Offices at Cecil Green Park
are fully occupied, and except for the large meeting space on the
main floor, the division has limited access. The UBC administration has been working with the group to find permanent space
on campus, and there has been talk of opening up space in the
Grad Centre. But with UBC's current space crunch, there is no
easy solution.
Meanwhile, the group is flourishing. There are currently 315
members representing 70 different departments on campus.
They hold four meetings every year, and adhere to a simple
format. Each meeting begins with a half hour or more of socializing over coffee, then proceeds to the main event. One of the
members or invited guests presents a scholarly talk on a
research subject (such as the one I heard), or makes a presentation on a current or popular topic. Robert Clark, for instance,
who was an enthusiastic supporter of recent efforts to revise
the Canadian constitution, organized a panel discussion on the
Charlottetown Agreement. More than 70 people attended.
Although professors emeriti associations are commonplace
in the US, UBC's group is only the second in Canada. The first,
based at the University of Alberta, has far fewer members, and
another group at Western has mainly a social function. Robinson
put a note in the Canadian Association of University Teachers
bulletin about the UBC group and got inquiries from all over the
There is a wealth of talent, ability and experience in the men
and women who have taught at our university. By welcoming
them and making space for them, we are enriching the university beyond measure. The UBC Professors Emeriti Division is
unique in that it provides retired faculty with an advocacy voice
on campus, and a place in the affairs of the university.
As Robert Clark says, "We are creating history."
Retired UBC professors interested in joining this division
should call Jorgen Dahlie, the division's current president, at
926-2077 or Robert Clark at 228-9799. *'
Anthony   Cheng,   M D'71
Private Medical Practice, specializing in Otolaryngology
Medical Superintendent ofthe Hong Kong Central Hospital
Born in Hong Kong, 1939
He remembers reading a newspaper in grade 8 or 9 that said
the most interesting thing in the universe is what's inside the
human body. He has always been interested in the structure of
the universe, and dates his interest in medicine to that time.
He chose to get a Canadian education because it offered a
happy medium between the very loose system in the U.S. and
the very regimented system in Britain.
Came here in 1 958 by freighter across the Pacific, then took the
train across Canada. Was impressed with the landscape.
Completed pre-med studies at Mount Alison in 1963.
He was accepted to medical school at Dalhousie, McGill and
UBC. He chose UBC because the father of a friend graduated
from here and said it was a good school.
Stayed in residence at St. Mark's in the early '60s with Father
Bauer and members ofthe national hockey team.
His first anatomy lecture from Professor Breedman began,
"Welcome to the world's second oldest profession." Breedman
developed in him the attitude that learning is a never ending
He spent 5 years in residency at VGH, then returned to Hong
Kong and taught at Hong Kong University for two years.
He entered private practice in 1974.
He disliked the food served in residence, especially the mutton,
a dish they served once a week. On mutton days he would hitchhike to Chinatown for a good meal. One day he was picked up
by David and Dorothy Lam, talked with them all the way down
town and became life-long friends.
He served as president ofthe Hong Kong branch ofthe Alumni
Association, and is a member ofthe Board.
He has 5 children. Two are at university (Scotland and England),
and three are in private school in England.
Considers his greatest success and joy to be his family.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992
13 by Marjorie Simmins
l cina Kirkness stands outside the Longhouse
constitution .sire.
he calling of a dream can be as loud as a drum or as gentle as a dusk-wind in a
grove of cedar. Strong or muted, the call is steady, moving thought and feeling towards
tangible form.
For the students, staff and administration of the First Nations House of Learning,
the dream has been calling since 1987 when the House of Learning was first established on campus. At that time, one of its objectives was "to establish a physical facility
(longhouse) on campus to enhance and support services to First Nations students." The
dream, shared by many at UBC and in the world beyond its borders, moved onto the
physical landscape in November 1991, when construction of the Longhouse began.
Slated for completion by November, 1992, the Longhouse will welcome representatives
from around the world at a grand opening planned for May, 1993.
Verna J. Kirkness, director of the First Nations House of Learning, when asked to
describe how the people involved with the project felt about the progress made to date
on the Longhouse site says, "We are euphoric. People at UBC, visitors to the campus-
anyone who sees it-feels tremendous excitement."
The planning process for the Longhouse was as intricate as the blueprints produced
by the architectural firm (Larry McFarland Architects Ltd.) chosen to design it.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 The
of a
Within the cool cedar
interiors of the
calling of many
dreams will sound
Kirkness, along with First Nations students, staff, their children, elders, the Musqueam
Nation and members of the advisory committees, discussed many factors before the
first log was felled: funding, design, materials, site selection and ultimate goals of the
Funding for the Longhouse received a tremendous kickstart in 1990 when philanthropist Jack Bell donated $1 million to the project. This was matched soon after by Bill
and June Bellman, bringing the funding near to the half-way mark of the Longhouse's
$4.9-million projected cost. The government of BC, as part of UBC's World of Opportunity campaign, matched the contributions made by Bell and the Bellmans. As well, UBC
alumni, faculty and staff, churches, foundations, tribal councils and bands and many
individuals gave to the fund.
Traditional values and beliefs of the particular First Nations involved in this project
underscored all final decisions of planning and building, and the House of Learning
recognized UBC lands as the traditional territory of the Musqueam Nation. As a gesture
of respect to the Musqueam, the Longhouse is being constructed in the Coast Salish
style and is built on a true North/South orientation. One feature of this plan is a
ceremonial entry, facing east to the rising sun.
The Longhouse is constructed almost entirely from red cedar. Columns two feet in
diameter hold up the 26' x 2' cross structural beams enclosing 22,000 square feet. In
earlier times, straight-grained cedar was abundant and grew to heights of 200 feet. But
now, finding the 240 logs to make up the main roof and walls meant weeks of searching along B.C.'s coast.
One of the most spectacular features of the Longhouse is its roof sheathed in
copper. A traditional symbol of wealth and prestige to some West Coast tribes, copper
also serves the practical purpose of easy water run-off. The shape of the roof resembles the outstretched wings of an eagle.
Equally impressive are the four house posts and two roof beams carved by Northwest Coast artists. The posts are free-standing, allowing for carvings in the round.
Response to the carving program, organized by Bill McLennan of UBC's Museum of
Anthropology, was remarkable both for the number and quality of the submissions.
Elders Minnie Croft (Haida), Vince Stogan (Musqueam), Dominic Point (Musqueam), and
Simon Baker (Squamish) made the final selections, based on their commitment to
provide "the broadest representation they could from the coastal groups that used
massive carving as art forms." The artists commissioned to carve house posts were:
Susan Point, Musqueam; Lyle Wilson, Haisla; Walter Harris and his son Rodney, Gitksan;
Ken McNeil, Tahltan/Tlingit/Nisga'a; and Stan Bevan, Tahltan/Tlingit/Tsimshian. Don
Yeoman, a Haida artist from Masset, carved the beam ends.
When it opens, the Longhouse will have a student services area, an Elder's Place,
daycare facilities, student and staff lounge, student union area, food services, two
artists' studios, a Great Hall and a retail outlet for First Nations artwork. There will be a
computer room, seminar rooms, research offices and a resource centre and library.
Contrasting these modern features is the kekuli house, built separate from the
Longhouse into the side of a hill. Kekuli, the Chinook word for pit house, was a winter
dwelling used by the Interior Salish. In this incarnation, the kekuli will house the library
and resource centre. A waterfall will be created between the kekuli and the Longhouse.
Also planned is the Sacred Circle, a circular structure designed for spiritual sanctuary and reflection. The Sacred Circle has a firepit and is surrounded by tiered benches.
Administrative offices for the House of Learning are housed in the Longhouse. At
present there are four programs associated with the House of Learning, in conjunction
with UBC faculties: NITEP, Native Indian Teacher Education Program (Faculty of Education); Ts"kel Program (Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Graduate Studies); The
Native Law Program (Faculty of Law); and First Nations Health Care Professions Program (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and House of Learning.)
Given the choice of five sites at UBC, organizers chose the site on West Mall, north
of the Ponderosa Restaurant. This site met most of the criteria outlined by the cornmit-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992
15 tees - exposure to the sun, a tranquil
atmosphere, a convenient and accessible
location - and it also revealed some
unexpected features.
The most interesting of these was the
discovery that the Longhouse would be
erected on the site of the original campus
arboretum. In 1925, a formal garden was
planted at the site; in 1966, a parking lot
covered many of the carefully selected
plants. Fortunately, many examples of
uncommon plant species still exist, and
more than 48 major tree specimens. Long
before the sod turning ceremony in May
1991, it was obvious to planners and
One of the most
spectacular features of
the Longhouse is its roof
sheathed in copper
builders alike that they had discovered a
most unusual site.
Both the House of Learning and the
administration of UBC hope that the four
primary goals of the House of Learning -
more native students in all faculties,
more relevant course content, more
native leadership on campus, and more
original academic research - will result
from the creation of the Longhouse.
While the Longhouse is primarily intended as a "home away from home" for
First Nations students, its doors are open
to all UBC students and visitors.
As a symbol, the Longhouse sweeps
one copper wing towards the past, to a
fully developed native culture which
existed in B.C. more than 10,000 years
ago, and another wing towards the future,
where First Nations students blend
academic study with the practice of
individual traditional values. Within the
cool cedar interiors of the Longhouse the
calling of many dreams will sound.*'
The University
of British Columbia
Call for Nominations
The University of British
Columbia established Awards
for Excellence in Teaching in
1989. Awards are made by the
Faculty of Science to UBC
faculty, lecturers and laboratory
instructors who are selected as
outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from UBC
alumni, current and former
Deadline for nominations:
February 1, 1993
Nominations should be
accompanied by supporting
statements and the nominator's
name, address and telephone
number. Please send
nominations to:
Chair, Faculty of Science
Excellence in Teaching Award
c/o Office of the Dean of Science,
R 1505, 6270 University
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX (604) 822-5558
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992 The Alumni
Association in
he university's External Affairs division manages how the
university relates to the community in several key areas. It is
made up of four separate offices: Development, which coordinates fundraising; Ceremonies and Community Relations, which
includes media relations, events and ceremonial functions;
Financial Administration, which includes records; and Government Relations. The Alumni Association, because it provides
programs that interact with all those areas, works closely with
External Affairs units to deliver services that benefit its members and the university.
The recent review of the relationship between the Association
and the university focused on how well the Association services,
as delivered, conform to the overall goals of the university as
expressed in David Strangway's Mission Statement (summarized
in the Fall, 1988 issue of The Chronicle). Talks over the past few
years resulted in a series of documents (The Memorandum of
Agreement and the Directional Plan) that, ultimately, led to a
new structure of linkage between the Association staff and
volunteers and staff at other External Affairs departments. The
purpose of this structure is to make programs more relevant to
the university and to members, eliminate duplication of effort
and expand the base number of alumni who participate in
Association activities.
The Une of reporting does not change: Alumni staff report to
the executive director who reports to the Association's president.
Links between External Affairs and the Association are formalized through the planning and goal setting exercises done
annually with External Affairs, and by day-to-day contact. The
executive director
maintains constant
contact at the management level with
other directors in the
division, and with the
vice president,
External Affairs.
The new structure
allows staff and
volunteers the
opportunity to deliver
services that have
maximum relevance
to members, while
supporting UBC's
long-term goals. In
this way, our commitment to you and the
university is maintained.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1992
17 UBC Athletics
Hull of Fnme
After 77 years of organized
athletics at UBC, it's not a moment too soon to establish a
hall of fame for the athletes,
builders and teams who made
the difference. Over the years,
UBC has become a force in the
national university athletics
scene, and many UBC athletes
have gone on to make their
marks in professional sport and
to build the program right here.
The Hall of Fame will be built
in an extension to the War Memorial Gym, and will feature
sports heros and their achievements, as well as mementos,
photos, awards and trophies.
The following will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in
aceremony to be held in March,
for more information.
Bobby was a popular student in the late
'20s and early '30s. He died of rheumatic
fever in 1935 at the age of 24. He was a
great track man and rugby player, and he is
still fondly remembered today by his contemporaries and through the Bobby Caul
Award, the most prestigious of UBC's awards
available to male athletes.
CC. "Geh" Ternan
One of the UBC rugby greats. He was a
leader of UBC's early rugby teams (1918-
24), and was a hockey and soccer player. In
1 924 he received a special trophy for being
UBC's greatest athlete.
Howie ITIcPhee
McPhee, while a student at UBC, was Canadian sprint champion and Olympian in 1936,
and some say he is UBC's all time outstanding sprinter. He was also a star UBC rugby
player during the late '30s, and used his
speed to great advantage. He died suddenly of cancer in 1 940, but is remembered
through rugby's prestigious Howie McPhee
Herb Capozzi
One of the greats of UBC football, Herb
played professionally in Canada with an
offer to play in the NFL. He also played
standout basketball on campus. He followed his years at UBC with a rich contribution to the community in business, sports
and politics.
Gordon "Cokie" Shields
An amazing UBC athlete. From 1923 to
1 930 Shields was a campus, provincial and
national star in tennis, track and field,
football, rugby, soccer and badminton. He
represented the West at Forest Hills in
tennis, and he held a football record that
lasted 56 years. In 1927 he was UBC's
number one man in three field events.
Sandy Robertson
Robertson was another incredible athlete
on campus. He was an record-setting basketball player on some of UBC's finest
teams. He also played Varsity soccer and
cricketandaftergraduation, played professional baseball. He was a nationally ranked
squash player.
Doug ITIclntyre
One of UBC's most versatile athletes. Doug
was an Olympic prospect in 1928 as a
runner, and was a highly touted UBC basketball and football player. After graduation, he became a respected high school
principal, coach, instructor and organizer.
Ruth Wilson
Ruth was an outstanding and popular athlete on campus. After graduation she became a coach at UBC and a builder of teams
in the community. Wilson was one of the
finest basketball players and golfers in UBC
history and bolstered UBC athletics with
her administrative work.
Sandra Hartley
Sandi dominated university gymnastics from
1966 to 1970. She led UBC to four Western
Canadian titles and one Canadian university championship. She represented Canada
at the Olympics and at both the World and
North American gymnastic championships.
Thelma UJright
Thelma is the only female track and field
athlete in UBC history to represent Canada
in two Olympics. She contributed significantly to UBC winning three Canada West
championships in both track and field and
cross-country between 1 969 and 1 974. She
was an 800 to 3000 meter specialist and
won medals atthe PanAmerican, Commonwealth and World Student games, held Canadian records and championships and was
Canada's University Woman Athlete ofthe
Year in 1974.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 Harry Warren
Harry Warren was a renowned UBC athlete,
professor and builder of athletics. He was
one of Canada's best sprinters in the 1920s
and was a 1928 Olympian and 1926 Rhodes
Scholar. He introduced men's field hockey
and cricket to UBC, and played and supported UBC rugby and field hockey for
many years. He was a UBC educator for
more than half a century.
Ron Thorsen
Acknowledged as one of the best basketball players ever to come from B.C., Thorsen
led UBC to two national championships,
1970 and 1972. His season and career
scoring records stood unbroken for 18
years. Following graduation he coached
the UBC women's basketball team to the
1974 Canadian championship, his third
national title.
Ted Hunt
Hunt was an outstanding skier and rugby
player on campus. He became one of the
best B.C. rugby players ever. He also won
campus championships in boxing and swimming and, following his graduation in 1 957,
played professional football with the B.C.
Maury was nationally recognized for his
coaching and administrative skills as UBC's
initial Director of Physical Education from
1935 to 1945. He was instrumental in establishing UBC's intramural program and
coached teams in eight different sports. He
is the only UBC coach to win a Canadian
basketball championship and a football
Hardy Cup championship. And he did it
Art Lord
As a student before and after WWI (in which
he served), he coached and played on two
of UBC's most memorable rugby teams. He
also played UBC basketball and coached
the women's basketball teams to city championships. He is aformer Alumni president,
member ofthe Senate and elected member
of the Board of Governors.
Bob Hindmarch
A versatile and popular athlete on campus,
Bob excelled at football, basketball and
baseball. As a UBC coach, he was involved
with football and coached the Thunderbird
hockey team to 214 victories. He was director of Athletic and Sport Services for 1 2
years, and is responsible for creating UBC's
unique international athletic standing in
friendship and exchange.
Bob Osborne
Bob has been involved in UBC athletics and
physical education as an athlete and builder
for 7 decades. He was one of BC's best
basketball players in the '30s and led UBC
to a Canadian championship in 1931. He
was selected to the Olympic team in 1936.
He was Physical Education director for 33
years, coached UBC to the Canadian basketball championship in 1948, and helped
create UBC's phys ed and recreation education degree program. His work with the
CIAU was instrumental in developing athletic excellence at UBC.
R.J. "Bus" Phillips
As director of men's athletics for 27 years,
Bus helped re-direct the athletic program
to become one of the strongest in the
country. He was one of the founders and
organizers ofthe Canada West Conference
and of the CIAU.
1910/11 Rugby Team
This team, coached by the late Donn Spence,
is considered one of the all-time greats.
They won 21 of 22 games along with the
Tisdall, McKechnie and World Cups. They
were scored upon only seven times in 22
1929/30 UJomen's Basketball Team
1930 B.C. Champions, they were considered this country's and possibly this continent's finest women's team in 1 930. This
claim was later substantiated as they represented the West in the 1 930Women'sWorld
Championship, defeating France 18-14
before 1 0,000 fans to take the world title.
1969/10 Women s Basketball team
Coached by Ken Shields and Norm Vickery,
this was the first of a series of great UBC
basketball teams, the finest women's teams
in UBC's history. It was the first and only
UBC women's team to be both the number
one university team in the country and the
nation's Senior 'A' champions.
1969/10 mens Basketball team
A most remarkable team with a most remarkable record, they are the only UBC
basketball team to win a Canadian championship without losing a single game to
Canadian competition. Peter Mullins
coached the crew to a 24-0 record, winning
the last 20 in a row and winning the Canadian University championship final game
by 21 points.
l9SS/S6»S9/60 Four Oared Creui
UBC's four oared crew's winning ofthe gold
medal in the 1956 Olympics remains a
highlight in UBC's athletic history. These
four students coached by Frank Read were
Canadian champs in '56 and were Commonwealth Games Silver Medal winners in
'58. They were part of UBC's eights that
won a Silver at the 1 960 Olympics.*'
Research by Fred Hume
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
19 More    Joy    of
By Zoe Landale
to angels
& a
visit to
George Bowering
Urban Snow, by George Bowering
BA'60, MA'63 (Talonbooks, $12.95), is a
rich book. I took it on vacation, from tent
to folding chair, down to the dock,
savouring it poem by poem. Ones like
"Silver in the Silver Sun," written for John
Newlove, are infuriating for their
preening: "He has taught me all I knew
about poetry, but I always knew it before
he did ... I always liked writing his poems
and could hardly wait for them to be
published so I could read them for the
first time."
Fortunately, Bowering is enough of a
master to transcend his tendency to refer
to himself constantly. I picture historians
20 centuries from now able to recreate
the feel of life in our time through the
homey details Bowering uses, things we
almost don't see for their ubiquity:
baseball, kids playing, parks. The sheer
quality of his imagination, the lazy
inversion of the expected, is sumptuous.
"Music in the Park" is, for me, the high
point of the book. At 18 pages, it's long
enough to allow the pile-up of images
that Bowering uses so effectively to come
to a succulent culmination.
This is not to say that Bowering
doesn't fall off the edge sometimes.
There are slight poems here, like "First
Born" and "Commonwealth Conference,"
that he is able to toss off all too easily.
What redeems the writing is how the
poems invite us in, the qualities of
tenderness that sneak in. Even people
(like me) who couldn't care less about
baseball, will be seduced.
In Learning to Breathe, by Richard
Stevenson   MFA'84 (Cacanadadada, paper,
unpriced), the poet examines male
violence, torture, tenderness and humour.
He speaks of removing "the implants of
forty years of male rage." Unfortunately,
in poems such as "The Clifford Olson
Killings," the horrors he assembles take
on too unbearable a weight, and the
poems topple into stupefaction (how
could he?) and gross details. Stevenson is
more successful with restrained lines like,
In a park in your neighbourhood
children slide like little gumdrops out
of their pants.
Big boys you know by name
hold them by their belt loops,
dump them onto the ground.
Poems like "Telefomin Trousers" are
very funny. They have just the right kind
of irreverence toward "... members/that
long to poke their heads/over waistbands
like Kilroys/with wide eyes and little 'o'
mouths." And then there's "Condom
Tales," which starts off, "Times were so
tough West used to wash out his
condoms with a toothbrush, hang them
right there on the clothesline ..."
Sometimes the humour gets prosy and
too topical. When speaking of skulls in
the killing fields of Uganda he writes, "We
in the West can look at them/and wonder
where the yellow went,/if they brushed
their teeth with Pepsodent." The work is
too good to belittle itself like that.
There are also some wonderfully
tender pieces here for Stevenson's
children. The whole book is a mixture of
well-crafted poems which, for me, sit
strangely with one another.
UBC  Alumni  Chronicle,  Winter   1992 Fadimatu, by Jennifer Mitton MFA'88
(Goose Lane, paper, unpriced), is an
extraordinary first novel. The effect is like
gulping a plain glass of water and finding
out half-way through that what you're
sloshing down is aquavit. Mitton's control
over her material is so absolute it would
do credit to a far more experienced
writer. Mitton, who has lived and taught
in Nigeria, has written the story of a
young woman too intelligent and
questioning to function easily in the
rigidly patriarchal society into which she is
born. I found it heart-breaking. Fadimatu,
however, survives snubs and assaults on
her dignity as a woman with the same
qualities running water displays; when
blocked in one direction, she tries
something else.
Some of the chapters have been
published as stories, but the intricacy and
detail resonate from previous material as
the book progresses. The dialogue, often
in pidgin English, the tribal tensions
among the Hausa, Bachama, Ibo, and Tiv,
are all handled with limpid authority.
The women's strength, their humour,
and by and large their support of one
another, is notable. There is, however, a
complete lack of sympathetic male
characters. Every one is a feminist's
nightmare. Fadimatu's husband, given the
context of his culture and his other two
wives, seems like a fairly likeable sort, but
turns out to be only interested in his
power over her. Power misused,
corruption, and moral bankruptcy stalk the
book as tenaciously as fresh grief.
I am grateful the author gave Fadimatu
an out.
The Angel of Irrational Numbers, by
Glen Downie MFA'80, BSW81 (Porcepic
Books, $9.95), presents smouldering
poems with no easy answers. This book
gives us a lonely world. Television, angels
and death figure largely here, and the
skeptic's struggle with spirituality.
Downie's angels have "broken wings,"
they are "burly angels with birthmarks,
tattoos, lunchbuckets." He wants "to bring
to God's notice the lives of his suffering
people," but the real transformative power
over pain in these poems appears to be
art, not the kingdom of spirit.
Downie uses images to stir a sense of
brooding anxiety. In "The Steps," the
narrator returns home and,
... a black stone by your gate becomes
the cat, all tucked under itself
like a dark-baked loaf. Hearing you,
the stone opens its yellow eyes..
... The house feels clenched
in its darkness. Perhaps
someone no longer loves you ...
At his best, Downie doles his language
out in perfect spare phrases like, "A fat
wallet/is a well-fed dog; it licks your hand
/when you stroke it." Some of the shorter
poems like "Laurie and Bill" are obscure,
and others, like "The Hands of the Saints"
are slight. No matter. A.E. Houseman says
about poetry, "Experience has taught me,
when I am shaving of a morning, to keep
watch over my thoughts, because if a line
of poetry strays into my memory, my skin
bristles so that the razor ceases to act
..." This is the kind of major poetry
Downie writes.*'
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20s    50s
Margaret (Underhill) Stedman BA'27
lives in London, UK. She has written
an account of her life entitled from
Hell's Gate to Highgate. She is close
to her three sons and eight
grandchildren. Her husband Ralph
Stedman BA'27, MA'28 died 25
years ago. He earned his PhD in
philosophy in Scotland.
Frederick H. Edwards BASc
(ElecEng)'49 retired last year from the
U of Massachusetts where he taught
electrical engineering from 1955 ...
Kathleen Grant (Allen) Jaeger
BA'48, MA'50 teaches at King's
College in Nova Scotia after doing
the same at Acadia and Dalhousie
universities ... Charles Lankester
BSF'61  has returned to UNDP
headquarters as director of the
Global Sustainable Development
network ... P.E.M. Leith BSc(Agr)'49.
BCom'49 (MSc'52 Alberta). He did his
MSc thesis at Massey Agricultural
College in New Zealand. During the
war he was personal aide-de-camp to
Governor General Athlone and
Princess Alice. He is a working
farmer and businessman in BC ...
(Bill) WAT. McGhee BA'46, BSF'47
retired in 1981 after 40 years in the
BC forest industry (Crown Zellerbach/
Fletcher Challenge). He now golfs
and writes. He has three children and
four grandchildren. He teaches golf
and is active in golf associations ...
Jim Towgood BA'54 retired from
teaching in Kingston, Ontario. He
taught with CIDA in Nairobi from
1965 to 1970 ... Eric P. Wilson
BCom'47 retired after 33 years in
modular housing and property
management in Canada and the US.
Senior property manager with the
Winnipeg Regional Housing Authority
for the last 1 5 years of his career.
Eric and wife Dilys live comfortably
on the Great Plains.
Lloyd Findlay BSc(Pharm)'57 retired
from Merck & Co. Inc. in New Jersey
after 35 years in pharmaceutical
development and international project
management ... Bill Gilgan BSF'50
retired in 1983. He is in his 19th
year as mayor of Burns Lake. He
remarried in 1985 and spent his
honeymoon at the Class of '50
reunion at Harrison Hot Springs ...
John V.G. Hall MD'56 practiced in
Castlegar from 1958-89. With CUSO
from 1982-84 in Papua, New Guinea.
Retired from his practice to work in
Guyana, South America. He now
works as a consultant and medical
examiner with Transport Canada ...
R.F. (Bob) Linden BASc(ElecEng)'50
(MA Carleton). Compiling a history of
RCAF radar technicians and officers
who served with the Royal Air Force,
Commonwealth and allied air forces
during WWII. A few hundred of these
received their initial training at UBC
1941-42. If you are one, please write
to him at 21 52 Calder Ave., Ottawa,
Ontario, K2C 0X9 ... Everett B.
Peterson BSF'58, PhD'64 is the co-
owner of Western Ecological Services
Ltd., which deals with data assembly
for aspen, balsam, poplar, white
spruce and sitka spruce ... William
D. Ross BPE'51  received a doctor
honoris causa degree from the
Magyar Testnevelesi Egyetem, the
Hungarian national university of
physical education, in November ...
Herb Schon BSF'50 retired as
corporate traffic manager for
Manitoba Forest Products. He spends
his time travelling with his wife Carol
and visiting their 1 2 grandchildren.
He also gardens and keeps a few
bees ... Gordon Thorn BCom'56,
MEd'71 has been appointed VP
Outplacement and Executive Search
for the Clifford Group. He will launch
"JobSearch—The Inside Track," an
interactive relocation program   ...
Garnet Webber BSF'59 lives in
Alberta as Woodlands manager for
Canfor. His sons Grant and Bruce
BSF'64 are also foresters.. Garnet
was widowed in 1986 and married
Helen Eaket in 1988 ... Ken Williams
BSF'51  retired as chief forester at
MacMillan Bloedel. He and his wife
golf and winter in Mesa, Arizona. He
also fishes and keeps busy with all
the things he "didn't have time for
before." The couple have four
children and three grandchildren.
Mary Ellen (Harvey) BEd'68 and
Donald A. Baker BSc'68, PhD'72
live in California and have four
children. Don is director of
regulatory affairs at Baxter Biotech
in Duarte, California ... Don
Camozzi BSc'66, MEd'77 taught
school for 25 years. He is now
computer coordinator for the Surrey
School District. He and wife Clara
have two children ... Lorna Mae
Campbell BEd'64 retired from the
Toronto Board of Education as
principal of Queen Alexandra Senior
PS and moved to Peterborough,
Ontario ... Wendy A. Clay MD'67 is
deputy Surgeon General for the
Canadian Forces. Prior to her
appointment, she served as
commandant of the National
Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa
... Jean M. Galbraith BSN'60 is
enjoying retirement ... Chevron
Overseas Petroleum has transferred
Robert Laing BASc(GeoPhys)'67 and
appointed him chief geophysicist
for all international operations ...
Constance (Robinson) McCalla
BHE'62 is store manager for Betty's
Kitchen Ltd. in Nepean, Ontario.
The store sells microwaves,
cookware and cookbooks and
operates a cooking school ... A
love boat cruise led to the
marriage of P. Elaine (Little)
McLellan BEd'69 and Charles Lee
Papish inl991. They live in San
Dimas, California ... SJ. Peerless
MD'61  is a professor and the
director of the department of
neurological surgery at the U of
Miami ... K.G. Scrimgeour BA'56,
MSc'57 has retired from the
biochemistry department at the U
of T, where he was a professor. He
will be writing on general biochemistry ... Don A. Slack BSF'68 is
president of Daswood Lumber Co.
Ltd., and Lumbermen's Distribution
Services Ltd. He and his wife
Margaret have two sons. Future
plans include semi-retirement in
1994 ... Vivian Spence BA'67
provides educational consulting
services, specializing in diagnostic
assessments, private tutorials and
career counselling. She is in
Edmonton ... Jack Thirgood MF'61
retired after 21 years at UBC and
returned to his native Northumberland. He spends his time trying to
persuade people that trees should
be planted and cut down! He is a
member of the Council for the
Preservation of Rural England's
Planning and Land Use Committee,
and teaches a seminar on environmental issues ... James R.
Thompson BSc(Agr)'64, MSA'66 is
professor and head of animal
science at UBC. He received his
PhD in 1971 at   UC Davis ...
Dominic Venditti MASc(ElecEng)'67
is VP of product assurance and
approvals at Mitel Corp. He was
recently elected to the executive
committee of the board of
directors for the Centre de
Recherche Informatique de Montreal
(CRIM) ... John C. Walls BEd'68
spent the summer at Harvard
working on his PhD in history ...
Davida Wilson BA'67 is a financial
consultant with Shearson Lehman
Brothers in Salem, Oregon.. She
and her family are active in Salem's
sister city program with Simferopol
in the Crimea ... Gardiner J.
Wilson BA'66 is deputy high
commissioner to Australia as of
January 1993. He will be at the
Canadian High Commission in
Allan Balogh BSF'79 is regional
landscape forester, MOF, in
Williams Lake. He and wife Kathy
are trying life as ranchers,
pampering their Arabian horses and
breeding Texas longhorn cattle ...
Susan Barr BHE'76 of UBC's school
of family and nutritional sciences
was honoured with the 1992 Dean
Johnson Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Nutritional Education and Research at the Canadian
Dietetic Association annual meeting
UBC  Alumni  Chronicle,  Winter   1992 CLASS    ACTS
in May in Victoria ... Brian Burrill
BEd'75 is enjoying life in
Yellowknife, especially the hunting
and fishing. He works for the NWT
government in municipal training ...
Gordon Butt BSc'76 lives with his
wife, two children and animals on a
1 5-acre farm near Duncan, BC. He
is the principal of Madrone
Consultants Ltd., specializing in
forestry and environmental issues
... Dan Clouthier BCom'79 married
Signe Riach BCom'83 on March 7,
1992. He has been an air traffic
controller for four years. Signe also
works for Transport Canada in
community airports ... Suzanne
(Milne) Cresswell BSc'79, husband
Tom and their two children have
moved to Redding, California,
where they are managing Cresswell
Physical Therapy and Hand
Rehabilitation ... Jean Dubarry
BA'72 received an MEd from the U
of T in 1978 and a PhD from the
U of Southampton (England) in
1990. Her husband, Krishna
Dubarry BEd'74 passed away in
1981  ... Dallas Hemphill MSc'70 is
president of Logging Engineering
International Inc., a consulting
company in Eugene, Oregon. He
lives with his wife Nori (Leonora
MA'70) and two daughters in
Eugene ... Susan P. (Hedley)
Holloway BSc'70 lives in Victoria,
after 1 3 years in Montreal, with
husband Ross and son Nick. She is
a lab technologist at Island Medical
Laboratory ... Gerald King BMus'75
received his MMus from Western in
1983 and his PhD from Utah in
1992. He is the conductor of the
UVic Wind Symphony. He will
represent Canada at the 14th
annual Western International Band
Conference in Oregon ... Ed Komori
BASc(MechEng)'77 works in Eugene,
Oregon as chief engineer for
Seneca Systems Inc. This company
manufactures turnkey computerized
sawmills worldwide ... Michael
Levis BA'78, MD'83 works as an
anaesthetist in Toronto ... Eunice
Li-Chan BSc(Agr)'75, PhD'81   is an
assistant professor in UBC's
department of food science. She
works in food biotechnology, with
an emphasis on the functionality of
food systems. She received a Killam
Fellowship to do post doctoral
work ... Nancy Mackin BArch'79
has been designing award-winning
highrises, commercial buildings,
schools, churches and performing
arts centres for 10 years. She won
four major design awards in 90/91
... Proud grandmother Patricia
Materi BEd'77 is now retired and
wrote to report that her granddaughter, Joelle Materi, graduated
with a BSc this year. She is a third
generation UBC grad. Her father
Del   BSc'71  and mother Eugenia
Mater BA'71  also graduated from
UBC ... T. Glendow Moody BA'70,
MD'74 has been elected president
of the Artona Ophthalmological
Society at its annual meeting in
Scottsdale, Arizona ... Masako
Nakagawa MA'78 is an assistant
professor of Japanese language and
literature at Villanova University in
Pennsylvania ... Don Nishio
BCom'78 opened a CA practice in
September 1992 specializing in tax
and nonresident investment,
particularly from Japan ... Roger B.
Prior BEd'76, MEd'82 has been
seconded to UBC as an associate
professor in the West Kootenay
teacher education program at
Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC,
after 16 years of teaching high
school science ... Linda (Aubke)
Rabeneck BSc'70, MD'74 is an
assistant professor of medicine at
Baylor College of Medicine in
Houston, Texas. She closed her
practice in 1 988 to begin a 2 year
period of training in clinical
research at Yale. Her main research
focus is on the gastrointestinal
manifestations of HIV infection ...
Millo Shaw MA'79, LLB'84, PhD'91
wrote to correct our write-up about
him in the last Chronicle. He is
indeed an assistant professor in
classical studies at Augustana
University College, but not head of
the department of classics as we
reported. As a matter of fact, there
is no department of classics, but
classical studies is included in the
humanities division ... Nancy
(Sieffert) BA'74 and Robert Steacy
BSc'72 recently celebrated their
20th wedding anniversary. Robert is
with Canada Trust in Victoria.
Nancy earned her MA in educational psychology at UVic, where
she is a visiting lecturer ... Jim
Sumi BSc'74, BArch'78, principal of
the Vancouver firm, Process Four
Design Ltd., was recently appointed
to the Architect Registration
Examination Committee of NCARB
... Derek A. Swain BA'70, MPE'77,
EdD'90 moved to the sunny
Okanagan with his wife Donna. He
has a private practice as a
psychologist and teaches occasionally at UBC ... Laurie Thain BPE'78
is a country singer, songwriter and
recording artist. Her third album,
Stages, was scheduled for a fall
1992 release. Copies ofthe album
can be ordered by calling 1 800
563-7234 ... James M. van Alstine
BSc'75, PhD'84 is an associate
professor in the department of
biology at the U of Alabama,
Huntsville. He is also director of
microgravity sciences at the
Universities Space Research
Association and the principal
investigator at the ORSEP Experiment, SpaceHab 1 Shuttle set for
April 1993 ... Dennis van
Westerborg MBA'75 began to paint
in 1987. By the end of the year his
work was exhibited in a Toronto
gallery. Now he has had a full-
colour gift book published entitled
Images and Reflections (Temeron
Books). This book includes his
artwork, poems and aphorisms ...
Dave Walsh BSF'75 is married to
Karen. They have two daughters,
Amy and Rosalie. Dave earned his
PEng in 1984 and is a senior
engineer, right-of-way services, with
DC Hydro. He was on the Whistler
Mountain ski patrol 1976-84 ...
Lyle Weis MA'77 has been
teaching elementary and high
school English in Alberta for a few
years. He earned his PhD at the U
of A in 1983. He has had two
"first" publications in the last year:
in 1991  his first novel for juvenile
readers, No Problem, We'll Fix It
(General Publishing) and his first
collection of poetry, The Mill Under
His Skin (Thistledown Press) ... Paul
Yee BA'78, MA'83 is a policy
analyst with the Ontario Ministry of
Citizenship. He spent 1 5 years at
the Vancouver Archives and the
Archives of Ontario. His last book
Roses Sing on New Snow
(Groundwood 1991) won the Ruth
Schwartz Award.
Julie Akers MFA'88 teaches in the
theatre department at New Mexico
State University ... Paul Allen
BA'88 married Monica Lamston in
May 1992 ... Desiree (Elsaesser)
Bawden BSc(Agr)'86 is an animal
husbandry officer in   Longreach,
Queensland, Australia, where she
will be carrying out beef cattle
research. She and her husband
Kevin have just purchased a cattle
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station near Longreach and plan to
expand their cattle business ...
After completing her family practice
residency in 1985, Jennifer (Dunn)
Bell MD'83 worked in Boston for
three years while her husband
completed his MBA. They now live
in Newmarket, outside of Toronto
with their two sons ... Suzanne
(Kenny) Bolton BCom'89 moved
back to BC in August after four
years in Yellowknife. She is a full-
time mother to Mark and Amanda
... Steve Campbell BPE'81, MPE'87,
the first sports information director
for the UBC athletic department
(1981-87), has joined Vancouver's
Contemporary Communications and
the National Speakers' Bureau as
account director, public and media
relations ... Rod Chow BCom'83,
MBA'86 is the manager of Jack
Chow Insurance. His brother, Reg
Chow BCom'85 manages Jack
Chow's Insurance Store, also in
Vancouver. Sisters Barbara Chow
BA'90 and Debra Chow BA'91  are
insurance professionals in the
family business. Rod is an accomplished amateur magician. He won
1 st place for close-up magic at the
Vancouver Magic competition in
June 1992 ... Edith I.V. Clark
BA'82, MA'88 has a new children's
book, The Sardine Eater, published
by Moonstone Press. Her daughter
Brenda Clark BA'82, BArch'88 was
illustrator. Brenda is now a
registered architect and a director
at Pacific Cinematheque ... Steve
Cochrane BASc(MechEng)'80 is
attending Stanford University,
studying for an MSc in engineering-
economic systems ... Richard
Collins BCom'82 is sales manager
for National Real Estate Service in
Richmond. His wife, Pam Garton
BEd'80, teaches at Blundell
Elementary in Richmond. They have
two children ... Jack G. Conrad
MA'84 is taking an MSc in
information systems at the U of
Massachusetts ... Alice Daszkowski
BCom'87 recently became regional
marketing planner - Western
Canada for Kodak Canada Inc ...
Now is the time to get organized! Grads from 1933 (60th),
1943 (50th), 1968 (2 5th) and 1983 (10th) have speci'afreunions
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Ethelyn David BA'87 is marketing
rep for Delta Air Line's district
office in Toronto. This will involve
a lot of travel, which she still
enjoys immensely ... Naushrat
Dhala BCom'85 was married to
Shafik Keshavjee in April 1 990.
They live in Coquitlam ... Morna
(Russell) Edmundson BMus'81
married Dean Edmundson in July
1991. She co-conducts the Elektra
Women's Choir (with Diane Loomer
BMus'82) which won three major
prizes in the CBC's biennial
competition of amateur choirs ...
Lora (Heerema) BSc'82, MD'86 and
Mathias Fellenz BSc'82, MD'86 will
be working in Jerusalem 1993-94 at
the St. John Ophthalmic Hospital
for West Bank Palestinians ...
Robert A. Flores BSc'88 married
Shelley Rohde in Bellevue, Washington in May and started law school
at the UW this September ... Sylvia
Gajdics BPE'85 married Carl Eugene
Glinsbockel in September 1992 ...
Shari Graydon BA'80 is president
of MediaWatch, a national women's
organization concerned with the
portrayal and representation of
women in the media ... Intercedent
Ltd. has appointed Graham Heal
BA'83 as director of international
trade. The firm helps companies
market their products in China and
the rest of Asia ... Douglas
Henderson BA'83 is a diplomat
with the Canadian High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka ... Bob
Hewitt BSc(Agr)'84 sent a postcard
from a monastery high in the
mountains near Mt. Emei in China.
He says "Hi!" to Martha Navai
BSc(Agr)'81  and Begonia (Wu) To
Bsc'82 ... Patti (Stonely) Holm
BEd'80 finished an MEd at SFU. She
is coordinator of language
programs for the Kamloops School
District ... Gayle (Winnitoy)
Hughes-White BA'64 is married to
John White. She received her BEd
and her MEd from the U of Regina
in 1985 and 1991  ... Giselle K.
Jakobs BSc'87 received her PhD in
geology from UBC this summer.
She is now working on a post
doctoral fellowship at the Geological Survey of Canada in Vancouver
... Denise (Louie) BEd'83, MEd'91
and Kevin Isomura BCom'84 live
in New Westminster with daughter
Erica, born November 1991. Kevin
is a CA with Price Waterhouse, and
Denise teaches at Eric Hamber ...
Mark Aho Kelly BSc(Agr)'83 and
wife Leena were married in summer
1991  in Finland. Mark operates a
commercial photography studio in
North Vancouver ... Donna M.
Kneller BEd'87, DipSpEd'90 has
moved from Stewart in the "great
white north" to the Okanagan. She
is currently unemployed and "hates
every moment of it!" ... Rosemary
(Rollins) Laidlaw BA'87 is taking a
BEd at the U of Calgary ...
Sherman Lam BSW86 keeps busy
as district supervisor with the
Ministry of Social Services. He
provides services to persons with
mental handicaps. He is also a
volunteer coordinator for the BC
Volleyball Association ... Brian Roy
Martens MD'87 married Patti Clark
in September 1991. He is a family
physician in Saskatoon ... Peter J.
Martin BCom'85 transferred to
Proctor & Gamble in Toronto. He is
category promotion manager ...
Scot Merriam BASc(MechEng)'87
just bought his first house ... D.
Bruce Morrow BSF'85 is married to
Cynthia and enjoys fishing and
woodworking in Kamloops. He is a
consulting dry belt urban forester
... Joe Nemeth BSF'87 married
Jacqueline Mcauley in August 1992.
They live in Vancouver, where Joe
works for Fletcher Challenge. In
April he received his MBA from
Western. In July he received second
prize, along with Cam Debrisay
BASc(MechEng)'87, Albert Lum
BSc(For)'91 and Julia Kim BSN'90,
in the graduate business student
writing awards sponsored by the
Royal Bank and the Canadian
Treasury management review ...
Gerald Paradis MEd'83 is the new
dean of education and developmental studies at Red Deer College in
Alberta ... Lynn Paradis MEd'83 is
the principal of Holy Family School
with the Red Deer Catholic Board
of Education. She is teaching K-6 ...
Jamie Parker BMus'85 performed
Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with
the VSO, the Vancouver Chamber
Choir and the Trinity Western
University Choir at the Orpheum in
October. Jamie was the winner of
the Eckhardt-Gramatte competition
while a student at UBC and later
won the CBC national competition
for young performers. In May 1992
he received his Doctor of Musical
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Arts degree from the Julliard School ... Carol
Roach BCom'89 is an administrative manager
with physical plant at Vancouver General
Hospital ... Kelly (Spagnut) Schellenberg BSF'83
moved to Duncan three years ago. She is
working with the MOF while her husband Grant
is with Fletcher Challenge.They have three
children: Neil, Kelsey and Cameron. She claims
to have fun gardening, tennis and vacuuming\ ...
Alicia (Blancarte) Schieder MASc(ChemEng)'84,
PhD'88 has joined EBA Environmental in
Vancouver as senior environmental engineer/
project manager. She married Lon Schieder in
December 1991  ... Ron Seiler BA'81 earned his
diploma in real estate after UBC. He works as an
appraiser for BC Assessment in Vernon. His wife
Jane (Watson) BSc'87, BEd'88 teaches science in
Armstrong. They were married in July 1991  ...
Frank-Erik Paul BA'85, MBA'88 is an environmental consultant with Peat Marwick Stevenson
& Kellogg in Vancouver. He is also on staff at
KPMG Environmental Services Inc. ... Ellen L
Ramsay BA'80 is a professor of art history at
York. She lives in Toronto with John Wilson
whom she married in April  1992 ... Susan
Rowlands BEd'85 taught in Japan and now
teaches in Burnaby. She married Peter
Shrimpton BA'83 in August 1992. Peter
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practices law in Vancouver ... Cindy Lee Sepp
BEd'83 teaches Grade 4 at Chiangmai International School in Thailand. Home base is
Penticton ... Gwen MD'88 and Randy Siemens
BSc'83, MD'88 live in Mission where they share
a medical practice. Trevor was born in February
1992 ... David Sigalet MD'83 is finishing his
training in paediatric general surgery. He also
has his certification in general surgery, his PhD
and MSc. He and his wife and three boys will be
returning soon to the West Coast ... Heather
Sirlin BCom'83 opened Heaven Scent Diaper
Service in July 1990 in the Lower Mainland ...
Cheryl (McColl) Streeter BSc(Agr)'82 is living in
Edmonton. She is a stay-at-home mum with two
daughters, Julianne and Molly ... Jon Sweeney
PhD'87 lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with
wife Lindsey and son Dylan. Jon is working as a
research scientist for Forestry Canada. The
family enjoys cross-country skiing, cycling and
camping. They like the lobster, too ... George
Szefer BASc(GeoEng)'87 works for HBT AGRA
Ltd. as an environmental engineer in Vancouver.
He and wife Anne welcomed Hanna Elisabeth
into their family in July, their second child ...
Peter K. Tan MD'86 is a member of the
Canadian Forces and is training in internal
medicine in Ottawa. He and wife Tania became
parents (David Peter) in March 1992 ... Stephen
D. Tisdalle BA'87 works for Price Waterhouse as
a senior consultant in strategic planning to US
government agencies. He was recently elected VP
of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce ...
Anthony Tolcher MD'86, wife Marilyn and son
Groydon moved to Maryland while he completes
training at the National Institute of Health ...
Sharon A. (Harrison) Van Dijk BEd'84 is an
educational consultant with Pacific Academy in
Surrey, BC. She also helps husband Jim with
documentary video and film production. They
live in Coquitlam ... After graduation, Praveen K.
Varshney BCom'87 received his CA with Peat
Marwick Thorne. After four years, he started his
own firm, Varshney Chowdhry & Co., with his
father and Raj Chowdhry BCom'76, also CAs. In
August he married Anuja Sekhri ... Helene L.
Warkentin BEd'83 met her husband Christoper
Zoolkokski in Niger. They live in Everett, WA ...
Veronica (Lowrie) Wargo BCom'87 married
Raymond Wargo in Sedona, Arizona in June
1 990. They renewed their wedding vows with
family and friends in Vancouver exactly two
years later. Veronica is running her own
company, Canam Marketing, in Scottsdale,
Arizona ... Andrew T. Wong BEd'88 married
Cicie Lau BCom'89 in June. Andrew teaches at
Sir Winston Churchill in Vancouver, Cicie is
articling at Arthur Anderson, Chartered Accountants ... Todd Woodgate BASc(CivEng)'87 has
just started working for Daniel Mann Johnson
Mendenhall's San Bernardino office as a civil
design engineer/CADD specialist ... Ken Wou
BSc(Pharm)'84 and his wife Gayle have travelled
THE      UBC      BIG
THE      UBC
proudly   announce
the   Block   Club
Annual   Reunion
Banquet for   all
fo rmer   UB C
athletes,    to   be
held   in   March
The UBC Hall of Fame
will be inducting
23 honoured athletes
and teams spanning
77 years of achievement
into the new Heritage
Hall of Fame on this
wonderful occasion.
Site and details to be
announced in the local
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full circle: Kamloops, Victoria,
Calgary, Saudi Arabia, Kamloops.
Their son Benjamin is one year old
... Alice Yee BA'83 completed her
diploma in urban land economics
at UBC and joined the real estate
division as property negotiator for
the City of Vancouver ... Joan
Young BA'87 obtained her LLB
from UVic in 1990 and articled and
practiced law with Alexander,
Holburn, Beaudin & Lang in
Vancouver. She recently joined the
Motor Carrier Commission in
Richard N. Braithwaite
MASc(ElecEng)'89, PhD'92 is
conducting post doctoral research
for UC Riverside, College of
Engineering. ... Tania Bridgefoot
BA'91  and husband Mark
Bridgefoot BA'89, BEd'92 met at
UBC in 1987, married in 1989 and
had a baby boy, Simon Charis, this
year. Mark teaches in Chilliwack
and the couple resides in Agassiz
... Linda Colasacco BEd'91 teaches
in Surrey ... Krista Haensgen
BMus'90 and Patrick Bruskiewich
BSc'84 were married in August
1992. Krista is taking an MLS
degree at UBC ... Margaret
Crowley BSc(Agr)'87, MSc'90 is a
policy analyst with the BC Federation of Agriculture. She is involved
in the BC Institute of Agrologists ...
Nancy Hopkins BA'90 was married
to Brad Kotush BA'88 on July 2 5,
1 992 in Vancouver. Nancy teaches
in Port Moody and Brad is a CA at
Peat Marwick Thorne ... Gordon
Jang BSc'92 is in his first year of
the respiratory therapy program ...
Eric Klassen BASc(GvEng)'90 and
Elsa Neuman BA'91 were married
on May 9,  1992. Eric is working as
a junior engineer at Truswal
Systems of Canada ... Tim Kucher
MLB'91   is practising with
Silversides Wilson & Seidemann in
Prince Rupert. He has a general
solicitor's practice ... Sharon BEd'90
and Ali Manouchehri MBA'90 had
a baby girl, Elisabeth, on March 17,
1992. They moved to Gloucester,
Ontario where Ali works in the
national headquarters of CMHC ...
James R. Minkus BPE'91, BEd'92 is
teaching Grade 6 music and PE in
Coquitlam ... Anne Rayvals BA'90
was 60 when she graduated, two
weeks before she had open heart
surgery. She is fully recovered. She
is grandmother of six and a writer
of short fiction ... David Small
MASc(ElecEng)'91 and Marina Russ
MSc'92 were married in October in
Zurich, Switzerland. David is taking
a PhD at the U of Zurich. Marina is
employed as a speech-language
pathologist in the canton of
Thurgau ... Danielle (Pierrot) Smith
BSc'91  married Mike Smith in
September 1992 and is now an
occupational therapist at St.
Vincent's in Vancouver ... Tara M.
Tovell BA'92 and Marc Alexis
BA'75, BASc(CivEng)'86, BEd'92
have married ... David Whitwell
BSF'90 is married and working for
CFP in Fort St. John as a logging/
engineering supervisor. He has fun
hunting, golfing and curling.
Bim us
Susan (Miller) BCom'85 and
Andrew Benkovich BSc'83: a
daughter, Jennifer Kathleen, on
April 13,  1992. Their first child ...
Alessandra (Cusinato) Bortalazzo
BA'84, BEd'91  and Louie: their
third child, Olivia Elisa, on August
29, 1992 ... Ann (Hayward)
Chaplin BA'82 and Steven: a
daughter, Leslie Ann Chaplin, on
May 27,  1992. Both parents work
for the federal Department of
Justice ... Beth BASc(CivEng)'84 and
Mike V. Currie BASc(CivEng)'82: a
girl, on July 12, 1992. A sister for
Bruce. Mike is consulting with Kerr
Wood Leidal Associates in North
Vancouver. Beth works in the sewer
and drainage department at the
GVRD ... Karen (Stewart) BA'85
and David Fiello BMus'83: a son,
Liam Christopher, on June 5,  1992,
in Victoria. David teaches in
Esquimalt. Karen works for SD #61
... Douglas E. Gordon BPE'76,
MPE'91  and Catherine (Sutherland)
BSR'80 are expecting their first
child in late May ... Brenda
Kawasaki BEd'88 and Yoshi: a
daughter, Bryanna Komiko, on
March 25, 1992. Brenda teaches
grade 2 in Matsqui ... Eddie K.
Kotani BSc'78, BASc(ChemEng)'81
and Kathleen Livingstone: a son,
Devin Kenji Livingsone, on August
30, 1992. Their first child ... Kelly
(Cox) McArthur BA'86 and Peter: a
son, Malcolm Ross, on July 3,
1992. A brother for Mary. They live
in Lytton ... Alexander MacGuire
BSc'87 and Mary Ann: Camila
Ignacia, born three months
premature. At Children's Hospital
as of October 1,  1 992 with parents
praying that she does well ...
Jacqueline (Ronson)
BASc(BioRes)'85 and John Miller
BASc(ElecEng)'83: a son, Kevin
Jacob, on June 27, 1992. Their first
child ... Catherine Normura-Rejto
BA'78 and George Rejto: a son,
Derek Kiyashi Rejto, on September
8, 1992. Their first child ... Sri
Pendakur BSW'87, MSW'88 and
wife Susan Haberl: a son, Kiran
Lucas, on July 25, 1992. A brother
for Rajesh ... Linda (Smith) Saffin
BEd'86, DipEngEd'90 and Norm: a
daughter, Jenna Karissa, on May 5,
1992, in Campbell River ... Becky
Beatrice F. Johnson
Beatrice Fordham Johnson Wood died in
Vancouver this summer. She entered UBC's
department of Nursing in 1919, the year it
was formed. She graduated in 1923, one ofthe
first three to receive such a degree in the entire
British Empire.
She was born in Vancouver on November 29, 1899 to a prominent
BC family. Her father was president of BC Sugar, and served as lieutenant-
governor of BC.
She began her schooling in Fiji on a sugar plantation, then moved
to Vancouver and Crofton House until she graduated at age 16. She took
some courses at UBC and at Finch Junior College in New York, where she
took drama classes. She wanted to enter medical school, but on her return
to Vancouver entered the new nursing program at UBC instead.
While at UBC she joined the Players' Club and remained active during
her years in residence at Vancouver General. She travelled around the
province with the club during its summer circuits and met professor
Frederick Gordon "Freddy" Wood, her future husband. He directed her in
a performance of Shaw's "You Never Can Tell."
She and her nursing classmates took part in the Great Trek. They carried
a banner proudly proclaiming, "We are the first three women in the British
Empire to get degrees in nursing."
In 1 922 she took over for the summer as head ofthe operating room
for eye, ear, nose and throat surgery at VGH, but soon took a job in public
health nursing with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Montreal. During her
stay in Montreal, she made several trips to New York to attend the theatre.
Freddy Wood, with whom she corresponded, encouraged her to attend some
of New York's avant garde theatres.
She returned to Vancouver in 1924 and became nurse in charge of
emergency at VGH until her marriage to Freddy Wood in 1925. As was typical
of women of her era, she quit her job when she married but continued
to practice her nursing through volunteer work at VGH and with the Women's
Auxiliary to the hospital. During WWII, she worked with the Red Cross in
She continued her participation in theatre and provided encouragement
to the Players' Club all her life. She was a patron ofthe Freddy Wood Theatre.
She is survived by her three children: Helen, William and Angela
and six grandchildren, one of whom followed her grandmother's
footsteps in a nursing career.
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(Larson)   MD'81   and  Joseph
Temple   LLB'84  were   at  the
time    of   writing    expecting
their    third     child.    Joseph     is
crown   counsel   and   Becky   is
in    general    practice    in
Fort    St.    John.
B.C.LS. Jack Anderson BA'49, on
August 18, 1992, at home at the
age of 73. He established the firm
of JE. Anderson & Associates, Land
Surveyors. Predeceased by two
wives, Dora and Luella. Fondly
remembered by his children,
grandchildren and stepchildren ...
Clarence Arnott BASc(MechEng)'29,
on July 19, 1992 ... Norah
(McFarland) Bell DipPubHealth'47,
on October 10, 1992, of cardiac
arrest. She is survived by her
husband, Gordon M. Bell
BASc(MetEng)'42 ... Edward G.
Brown BA'45 died in Sidney, BC on
July 5, 1992. He was born in
Vancouver on March 4, 1920 and
matriculated from the Jericho
School for the Deaf and Blind in
1939. He was one of the first blind
graduates from UBC. He worked for
the CNIB in Ontario as a social
worker until 1957. That year he
enroled in the Library School at the
U of T, graduating in 1958. He
became chief librarian for the CNIB
immediately upon graduation. He
held that post until 1974, when he
was appointed the head of special
services for the blind. There his
principal interest was the promotion, distribution and sale of
"talking books" to public libraries
across Canada. He is survived by
his daughter Kate Ferguson of
Scarborough, Ontario, a granddaughter and a good many friends
... Ethel Lorraine (Farquhar) Clark
BA'34, on March 18, 1992.
Predeceased by her husband Lewis
Clark BA'32 and survived by
children John, Sheila, Kathleen and
grandchildren Chris, David, Tom,
Paul, Lisa, Ted and great-granddaughter Francesca. She was a
respected elementary and secondary school teacher in Victoria and
an accomplished pianist ... Douglas
William Cobbett BA'40, on
November 17,  1991. He is survived
by his wife, Alva (Nichols) BA'41
... Donald J.M. Corbett BA'51,
LLB'52, suddenly on November 3,
1991, in Quebec City. He was a
former minister of Presbyterian
congregations in Prince George,
Whalley, Vancouver and Toronto
and was a former principal of Knox
College, Toronto, before a recent
move to St. Andrew's church in
Quebec City. He is survived by his
wife Tamiko (Nakamura) BA'69,
brothers Lome BCom'46 and
Robert and sister Barbara BA'52 ...
R.J. (Bob) Craig BSF'68, on August
30, 1992, of viral pneumonia. After
UBC, Bob went on to earn his
master of forestry degree from
Oregon State. At the time of his
passing, he was a national director
of the Canadian Institute of
Forestry. During his career he also
served as chairman of the Vancouver Wood Forum, of the Wood
Expo seminars and of the BC
Science Council Forest Subcommittee as well as organizer of
the forest Products Marketing
Forums and president of the
forestry division of the UBC Alumni
Association. He is survived by his
mother and sisters ... Fernand
Deloume BA'40, reported missing
following an air flight accident on
May 29, 1992. Deloume was a
math professor at UVic for 20
years; a lifetime member of the
Association of Professional
Engineers of BC; and an active
member of the Vancouver Island
Aviation Society. Fern had a
passion for aircraft and flying   and
spent many happy hours connected
with the VIAS. He is survived and
will be missed by his children John
and Wendy BSc(Agr)'80; his
grandchildren and his brother
Edward ... Rory Terence Flanagan
BSF'50, on July 1, 1992, in Jasper
at the age of 70. He is survived by
his wife Mildred; children and
grandchildren. Following service in
the RCAF, Rory became a forester,
working for the governments of BC,
NWT and Canada. His position
prior to retirement was superintendent of Jasper National Park ...
Verne Flather MD'62, shot down
outside his home in North
Vancouver on April 22, 1992.
Geoffrey A. Cragg
BSc'68,   MD'72
Dr. Geoffrey Arthur Cragg was born on February
5,1947 in Vancouver, the eldest of five children
of Dr. George and Margaret Cragg.
r4hg^    a He excelled in sports at high school,
W graduating in 1965. After earning his MD at
^m      V  * UBC, he went to New Zealand to complete his
internship and indulge his passion for sports.
He returned to North Vancouver in 1972, entering into general practice
with his father. He developed a large and varied practice, became active
in the BCMA and pursued his sports and hobbies with his usual enthusiasm
and energy.
He married Marion McDonald in 1980. Over the next four years he became
the father of four children: Carys, Nick and twins Jacqueline and Emily.
He closed his practice in 1987 to begin a residency training program
in orthopaedic surgery in Calgary. He was within a few months of completing
this program when he died suddenly and tragically on September 15,1992.
Neighbours, family and friends
were mystified by this senseless
killing. Dr. Flather was considered
to be an unassuming, dedicated
doctor, one of the few who would
still make house calls. He is
survived by his three children: Patti
Leonard BA'87,    David and Robert,
his fiancee Jean Heller and family,
his mother Alice and one grandchild ... Barbara Catherine Gibson
BA'35, BSN'55, BLS'63, on August
30, 1992. Barbara was also a
graduate of the Montreal General
Hospital School for Nurses and
served in the RCAMC as nursing
sister and matron in England, Italy
and Canada from 1941-1946. In
her later years, she was a librarian
at UBC. She loved to study history,
archeology and the world's
cultures. She travelled to Turkey,
Greece, Cyprus, the Middle East,
China, Japan, the Caribbean, the
Galapagos Islands and to the
Amazon. She made many friends
on her travels and corresponded
with many of them. She will be
missed by her former co-workers,
her old and new friends and her
family ... John James Alexander
(Jock) Gillatt BA'51, BEd'55,   on
May 1 5,  1992 at the age of 80.
Jock was a well-known educator in
Cowichan. He spent his early years
on the Queen Charlotte Islands. He
moved to the Cowichan area in
1935 and stayed there for the rest
of his life. He was a teacher and
principal at Fairbridge Farm School
and administrator at Duncan
Elementary   School.    He   was
involved   in   the   Duncan
United   Church,   the   AOTS
Men's   club,   Kinsmen   and   K-
40, Cowichan Golf and Country
Club, Duncan & District Basketball
Association and the Duncan OAP
choir. He will be missed by his wife
Joan, daughters, a granddaughter
and his sister ... Alfred Joseph
Gregory BASc(ElecEng)'41, on June
1, 1992, in Oakville, Ontario. Joe
enjoyed his 50th reunion in
September of last year. He
developed amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis soon after that. He is
survived by his wife Aileen
(McKinnon) BA'40 and children ...
John Dennis Hale BSc'60, on July
22,  1992 at the age of 55. He is
survived by his wife Alice (Isaac)
BA'57, two sons: Peter and David
BSc(For)'91, his mother, brother
and sister ... Patricia Hemphill
BA'32, on March 27, 1992. She is
survived by her husband Bruce ...
Grace Hickman BA'33, MA'50, on
April 13, 1992, at home after a
lengthy illness. Survived by Harry,
her husband of 52 years; children
Alan and Janice Sargent BA'68 and
grandchildren. Grace was a brilliant
student at UBC and the Sorbonne
and went on to teach French. She
had a life-long love affair with
France, its people and culture ...
Pamela Mavis Hughes BEd'80,
MA'89, on August 9,  1992 after a
long battle with cancer. She spent
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School District #24 and then as
coordinator of fine arts. She taught
a music education course at
Cariboo College. Before moving to
Kamloops, Pamela spent 17 years
as a teacher in Vernon were she
founded the district's music
festival. She was active in Vernon's
Powerhouse Theatre. She directed
school choirs and school musical
productions. She was born in
Geelong, Australia in 1940 and is
survived by her sister and brother,
a nephew and mother ... Leon N.
Hurvitz professor emeritus of
Asian studies at UBC, on September 27,  1992. He is survived by his
three children ... John O. Lawder
MD'65, in London, UK on October
24,  1991. He worked in BC for
many years after graduation. The
last eleven years of his career were
spent in California. After being
diagnosed with lung cancer, Dr.
Lawder journeyed to South Africa,
the land of his birth. He died in
London, UK on his way home to
California ... H. Muriel E. (Daniels)
Loch BA'29, MA'32. No other
information available ... H.F.M.
(Jerry) Logan BSc(Agr)'43, MSA'47,
on August 6, 1992 ... Alan J.
Macdonald BASc(GeoEng)'30, on
September 11,  1992. Although
stricken with cancer in 1989, Alan
was determined to beat it and a
year ago he was symptom free. He
died peacefully of "old age" just
before his 84th birthday. Alan was
one of the Great Trekkers. He
enlisted in WWII and served in the
military government in Germany. In
1946 he returned to Vancouver and
worked for the BC Electric Co. until
retiring as manager of Vancouver
Island in 1973. He was prede
ceased by his wife Jeannie and is
survived by his children Jeannie
McClennan BA'63, Gail, John and
Bruce ... Arnold Whitney Matthews
DSc(Hon)'68, suddenly on September 24, 1992 at the age of 90. He
was a dean emeritus of pharmacy
of UBC served on the executive of
the Canadian Pharmaceutical
Association, the Royal Canadian
Golf Association, the Canadian
Rugby Football Union, the original
Edmonton Eskimos and the BC
Lions. He is survived by his wife
Adah, his son, grandchildren and
two great-grandsons ... Margaret
W. McKay BA'33, on August 9,
1992 after a very long illness. ...
Faith (Grigsby) Norris BA'38, on
April 3, 1992. After honours
English at UBC, she studied at UC
Berkeley. There she obtained her
MA and PhD. In 1947 she went to
Oregon State, where she taught
until 1980. She is survived by her
husband Thomas and her daughter
Joan Norris Bootke ... Lucy E.
(Green) Peacock BA'23, on
September 21, 1992 at the age of
91  years ... Gordon Ashton Peet
BA'52, on August 5,  1992, of
cancer at the age of 61. Gordon
also attained a senior certificate in
municipal administration and a
CGA. He worked with the City of
Vancouver, where for several years
he served as internal auditor. For
five years before his retirement, he
was the director of management
services with the city's health
department. He is survived by his
wife of 37 years, Marjorie, three
children and four grandchildren ...
Elizabeth Piper BA'32, on December 7,  1991  ... Philip Rossiter
BASc'32. Survived by his wife Olive
Alumni Association Arts '20 Team
More than 140 teams ran in this year's 11  km relay
race retracing the steps of the Great Trek of 1922.   The
Alumni Association entered a board and staff team, the
"Alumni Ancient Amblers," who finished fourth in their
category with a time of 57:20. Also participating were the
Geography. P.E. and Recreation and Music Divisions.
The UBC Alumni Arts '20 Relay Team   L to R, back to
front: Deborah Apps, Fyfe Brown, Bonnie Perry, Jim
Whitehead, Gary Moore, Rob Marsden, Stan Knight and Dave
Rossiter BA'30 ... Isobel Baldwin
Smurthwaite BA'28, on July 22,
1 992 in Victoria. Predeceased by
her husband Christopher ... Arthur
E. Taylor BA'44, MA'46,  in  1991.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie
(Pain) Taylor BEd'57 ... Grace
Isabel (Noble) Wallace BSc(Agr)'28,
suddenly at home on August 31,
1992. She put her degree to good
use, both on her parents' fruit
farm in Hatzic and on her own
apple orchard on Vancouver Island.
At the age of 87 she was mourning the passing of many of her old
friends, but she had a great
capacity for making new friends.
She is survived by her daughter,
Mary Wallace Poole ... William
Douglas Wallace BA'32, on August
18, 1992. He served with the
Canadian Trade Commission in
Ottawa and elsewhere during his
40 year career. He was a member
of the Victoria Golf Club, the
Rotary Club, the Union Club, the
Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club and
the St. John's-Corregidor #3 AF&AM
Manila Philippines. He is survived
by his wife Elfrieda ... The Venerable Richard E.M. Yerburgh BA'28,
MA'31, archdeacon emeritus of the
Diocese of Caledonia, on April 29,
1992 at Oliver, B.C. at the age of
84. He was an active member of
the debating team and the chess
club. He was ordained in 1933 and
served as incumbent of several
parishes in BC, Kootenay and
Caledonia. His civilian ministry was
disrupted twice to serve his country
in WWII and the Korean Conflict.
During his civilian ministry, he was
active with various militia units and
had various appointments as
chaplain to the Royal Canadian
Legion. He is survived by his two
sons and their families, a brother
and a sister-in-law. He was
predeceased by his loving wife in
1989. *
UBC   Alumni  Chronicle,   Winter   1992 Trekkers Serves It Up With Style
Don't come all the way up to
UBC to visit the newest Food
Services site, Trekkers, if
you're looking for a modern
version ofthe Bus Stop Cafe.
The new eatery is on the
ground floor ofthe David Lam
Management Centre, right
where the Bus Stop used to
be, but there's nothing left of
the new place, Trekkers, is
the name, a reference to the
Great Trek of 1 922. There are
two sections, Express and
Trekkers dining room. Express
is fast food, a miniature
version ofthe new Subway
service in the Student Union
Building. The food is standard
Food Service quality, fast and
the old place.
Gone is the winding
counter where waitresses
swooped up and down the
gutters to take your order and
spin back plates of grilled
cheese sandwiches and chips.
Gone is the anonymous
familiarity of touching elbows
with strangers, passing the
salt and discussing the issues
ofthe day.
Gone too are the waitresses in '50s uniforms, who
rushed around briskly and
efficiently to do what they
were supposed to do: bring
food. Some became friends
over the years, but friendship
wasn't their job. Getting you
fed quickly was the point and
that's what they did. The food
was never very good, even by
classic diner standards, but it
got there hot and on time. The
memories we share about the
Bus Stop have more to do with
style than gormandising, and
those memories will live
The only thing old about
filling, with good specialities
like pizza and sandwiches,
but the eating area is awkward and stiff. The tables and
chairs seem designed to be
uncomfortable, encouraging
you to eat and get the heck
out. Its strength is as a takeout service.
Trekkers, the dining room,
is another story altogether.
There has been an effort to do
something different with this
service, and, for the most
part, it succeeds. The ambience is very '90s with forest
green accents, glass bricks,
huge potted plants, skylights
and service by people trained
in the best Super Host style.
The menu is eclectic, with
snacks for light lunchers
(dainty salads, chicken wings
and nachos) and more ample
fare for power eaters (hearty
hamburgers, sandwiches and
At a recent visit my dining
companion, Ms. Paladar,
grazed on potato skins and
salsa (the skins were tasty but
soggy and the salsa a bit
mild), while I tried an old Bus
Stop favourite, Beef Dip. It
came with a generous portion
of juicy beef, but the bread
was gummy and the dip (like
the dip at Bus Stop), was too
strong. Reports from other
diners were much the same:
the food is reasonable but not
outstanding. No
one familiar with
Food Services fare
will find any real
surprises at
Trekkers or the
Express, and while
h you can get
things at Trekkers
you can't get
elsewhere, it's
"Food Services."
The crowd at Trekkers is
unlike the crowd at other
outlets. If the Faculty Club
dining room is UBC's class
venue, then Trekkers takes
number two spot. There are
certainly plenty of students
chowing down, but most
patrons there during the two
hours either side of noon are
clearly staff or faculty types.
Which is OK. There has
never really been a "nice"
restaurant at UBC for that
group, (since not everyone
can be or wants to be a
member of the FC), and
Trekkers is bound to get trade
from people who would
otherwise go off campus.
We predict Trekkers will
become a special place on
campus. For all its crowded
hustle and bustle, it does
have a sense of intimacy and
its very own sense of place,
and the food will improve as
the kitchen breaks in.
The Bus Stop is gone.
Welcome to Trekkers. CP
Another   Food
When I attended UBC in
1967,1 worked part-time
in the Place Vanier
kitchen, bussing trays. I
knew a dog who made a
lot of friends in the
architectural studio in
Lasserre and accompanied us to Place Vanier
for dinner. He was a black
lab named Habakkuk.
One evening as I
scraped unusually large
numbers of uneaten
Salisbury steaks into the
garbage, I heard a commotion in the dining hall.
Looking up, I saw
Habakkuk winding
through the tables wagging his tail and sniffing
the air as he made his
way to the bussing window. He looked expectantly up at me. As everyone in the room watched,
I tossed him an uneaten
steak. Habakkuk caught
the steak, laid it down,
sniffed it, then turned
and walked out, leaving
the Food Services special
Salisbury steak, twice
rejected, lying stiffly on
the floor.
Alex Jamieson, BArch'70
UBC  Alumni  Chronicle,  Winter   1992
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UBC  Alumni  Chronicle,  Winter   1992 There's more than meets the eye...
T T7"7" ith the building of Shell's
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is taking shape.
From the start, our new lubricants plant has been designed with the
environment in mind. In building this
world-scale facility, we're doing our
best to meet our commitment to the
It's just good business.
In better managing land and
water use and air emissions
now, we're minimizing the
need for costly clean-ups in
the future. By using less packaging
and recycled plastics in our bottles
(made from 50 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic), we're reducing waste and becoming more
At Shell, there's more to our
environmental commitment than
meets the eye. And in planning for
the future, we're showing
good business sense today.
For more information
on our operations please
call the Shell Helps Centre
at 1-800-661-1600.
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